Chapter 16. The Big Leagues: From Medium-Shot to Big-Shot

“Leadership is communicating to people their worth and potential so clearly that they come to see it in themselves.”

—Stephen Covey

Leadership is defined more than anything by the quality of inspiring and directing improvement. When your actions and vision inspire others to improve individually or as a group, you are a leader. Some people seem born to lead. Most of us have to learn about it. What many people don’t realize is that leadership is a skill. As with learning to play piano or to cook a great pot roast, leadership might take practice, but most people can learn it if they apply themselves. Leadership in software requires many of the same qualities needed in other fields, including ...

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