CHAPTER FIVE
The Ownership Path as a Lifelong Journey
Taking Steps and Making Use of Tools That Will Help You Become a Better Leader
Throughout this book, I have tried to underscore the point that leadership is not a destination. It is not a state of being. It is not something either you’re born with or you’re not.
Leadership is not about the position you hold; it’s about the actions you take. It’s about having an ownership mind-set. Leadership is about what you do, rather than who you are. It must be learned and relearned. It requires hard work and persistence. It is analogous to losing weight or getting in shape; it is a regimen of work that you never finish. It is a lifelong effort to adapt to transitions and—in the process—to improve. ...

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