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Leading So People Will Follow by Erika Andersen

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How to Be Passionate

In order to help you develop this quality in yourself, I’ll approach as I did the first attribute of farsightedness—by taking it apart to look at the key behaviors that comprise it. When you unpack passion, here are the key behaviors of which it consists:

Leaders Who Are Passionate

1. Commit honestly
2. Make a clear case without being dogmatic
3. Invite real dialogue about their passion
4. Act in support of their passion
5. Remain committed despite adversity and setbacks

As in the previous chapter, I’d like you to self-assess on each of these behaviors. For each of the five indicators, note how well you think you do this. Use a scale of 1 to 3 to rate yourself in the behaviors, where 1 is, “I don’t do this consistently; ...

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