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From Bud to Boss: Secrets to a Successful Transition to Remarkable Leadership by Guy Harris, Kevin Eikenberry

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Chapter 41. ARE GOALS REALLY THAT IMPORTANT?

Let us answer this question by telling you a story. This is a story that is similar to the stories of many people we've talked with. In fact, even though we are now "writing the book," we can both see ourselves in Joanna. Thankfully, we can also see ourselves in the wisdom of her mentor Tom....

Joanna was a great employee and a relatively new supervisor, just like you. She cared about her work. She worked hard. She really wanted to succeed. And even though she had gotten promoted to team leader, she felt like she was just spinning her wheels because she wasn't making the progress—personally or professionally—that she had hoped she would by now.

She talked with Tom, a person she considered a friend and ...

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