While we hope you enjoy the experience of reading this book, our main goal is to help you become a more confident, competent, and, ultimately, more successful leader. To reach that goal requires a partnership between what we have done and what you will do. Reading this book will give you some ideas, some inspiration, and, perhaps, some hope. But becoming a better leader requires you to use the ideas, tips, techniques, and concepts on these pages. To achieve success, you need to try and apply the ideas to make them a part of who you are as a leader.

We have done a number of things in this book to help make your job of applying these ideas easier. We've tried to write from a very practical perspective, ...

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