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Magnificent Leadership by Sarah Levitt

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CHAPTER 8

A Connection to Contribution: Creating a Footprint

Featured Narrative: Dana Born, Co-Director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, Lecturer in Public Policy, Retired Brigadier General, USAF, and Ninth Dean of the USAF Academy

There’s a big focus on the crucible as a moment where we transition, I’ll say, from “I” to “We.”

Dana Born had a goal to climb all 55 of the 14,000+ foot peaks in Colorado, the state where she lived and worked as the ninth dean of the United States Air Force Academy. Only two peaks remained when she left for the East coast, for Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where she would be teaching students and executives about leadership. A brigadier general who ...

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