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Straight Talk on Leadership: Solving Canada's Business Crisis by R. Douglas Williamson

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Rebuilding the Franchise

Leading a group of people, a team, a department, a business unit or an organization is a privilege that comes with certain very serious obligations. While there is no single “right” style or textbook approach, because circumstances and situations vary too greatly, there is a common obligation to lead from a set of core principles that keep people pointed in the same direction and focused on the same objectives. As a result, ensuring and maintaining alignment at all levels is key, and it is also one of the most difficult challenges facing any leader, especially in times of turmoil and transformation.

People easily become lost and confused when their focus is diverted from the path immediately in front of them, and ...

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