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Lift, 2nd Edition by Robert E. Quinn, Ryan W. Quinn

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CHAPTER 1

THE FUNDAMENTAL STATE OF LEADERSHIP

Ron, a colleague of ours, became a bit of a legend in his company after only a few months of working there. Like many of the executives in his company, Ron got projects done well and on time. Unlike many of these executives, Ron’s employees loved working together and were excited about their projects, even if they began the projects disagreeing with each other. Some executives managed to push their projects through in spite of problems and disagreements; some executives managed to work well with people but did not accomplish quite as much. In contrast, Ron’s leadership always increased harmony while bringing exceptional results. He became one of the most influential people in his company.

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