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Leadership in Action: Putting Some Life into Your Leadership by Patricia J. Ohlott, Marian N. Ruderman

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What You Can Learn

The lessons taught by off-the-job experiences can affect your on-the-job leadership competency in many ways. If you know how to harvest those lessons, you can bring them to bear on leadership challenges. You can also get valuable leadership practice. The first step in making the most of your life lessons is to be aware of the leadership opportunities provided by off-the-job experiences. Consider the following examples of what you can learn from nonwork experiences. As you read, think about similar experiences in your own life.

Community work, friendships, parenting, and spousal relationships can help you develop the interpersonal skills needed for managerial success.

Interpersonal Relationship Skills

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