CHAPTER 2Perfect Phrases to Set the Stage

A Dynamic Leader develops leaders by entering into a partnership-style relationship. It is a collaboration of peers. Every partnership requires and deserves proper preparation and kickoff. It’s a little like a marriage. We want to commit to the same thing.

That’s why we set the stage to start. We enter our partnership relationship clearly understanding what we’re getting into, who is getting into it with us, and what our purpose is. We also make sure the emerging leader is playing by the same understandings, goals, and expectations. We set the stage by getting to know each other, developing a structure for the process, formalizing and affirming understandings, and celebrating and confirming the new relationship. ...

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