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Leaders Start to Finish: A Road Map for Developing Top Performers by Anne Bruce

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CHAPTER 17

Vision and Purpose Build Confidence and Excitement in Leaders

Most athletes have to keep their eyes on something beyond their own feet. Skiers, for example, focus down the mountain as they traverse the moguls. Jockeys look up and around the bend as they navigate their horses’ moves through the sea of flying hooves. Even ballerinas keep their heads up and their vision at one spot in the distance as they pirouette.

Similarly, leaders must look beyond what is right in front of them. They must keep their eyes on the larger picture and on their desired destination, as they strategically plan how to direct their teams onward. This long-distance ...

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