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Leadership Rules: 50 Timeless Lessons For Leaders by Jo Owen

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CHAPTER 20

CREATING A VISION

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Firms are meant to have visions and leaders are meant to be visionary. History tells us that visions and visionaries are very dangerous indeed. For every leader who marches you to the Promised Land, there is another that marches you straight back into the desert. You don’t know whether a vision is good or bad until it is far too late. And most of the great despots, megalomaniacs and dictators of history have had grand visions, which normally meant conquering the world. That is good or bad depending which side you are on. Alexander is known as Alexander the Great in the Western tradition and Alexander the Barbarian in ...

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