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Ready to
Lead?
Prepare to think and act like a
successful leader
ENDA LARKIN
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Larkin, Enda M.
Ready to lead? : prepare to think and act like a successful leader / Enda M. Larkin.
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Includes index.
ISBN 978-0-273-71506-1
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