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Leading So People Will Follow by Erika Andersen

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Reasonable Aspiration

The sweet spot in the middle for a leader—that place I call being farsighted—is where you are not visioning too big or too small: you’re creating a vision that’s a reasonable aspiration for you and your business. (Before I offer a technique for creating this kind of reasonable aspiration, I’ll mention that I’ve written another book explaining this process in much greater detail. It’s called Being Strategic, and you might find it useful in developing the leader qualities we’re discussing, especially farsight­edness and wisdom. What I’m about to share with you is a kind of CliffsNotes version of some of the learning in that book.)

The starting point for reasonable aspiration is to get clear about your current reality because ...

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