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Talent Leadership by Jac Fitz-enz, Luiz Xavier, John Mattone

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CHAPTER 4

The Leadership Wheel of Success™: The Inner Core and Coaching from the Inside Out

Do you remember when you learned to drive a stick-shift automobile? I do. My memories are very sad indeed! In 1973, at the age of 16, I was living with my family outside Boston in the middle-class suburb of Waltham. I learned how to drive a stick shift on a Volkswagen Beetle, black in color, no heat, no horn, and I think the car had half a floorboard! I recall the fateful day well when my dad said to me, “Do you want to learn how to drive a stick shift?”

I remember my uttering something pretty idiotic, like, “Dad, that’s not even a car; it’s a lawn mower!” My dad replied, “Get in the car. We are going to the high school parking lot.” I said, “Why?” My ...

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