1. Get Quiet and Listen

Who is doing the leading? What intentions lie behind the direction that leaders offer and the methods they use to influence? What factors guide the leader's focus of attention and judgement? The answers to these questions define the first and most important skill mastered by those we label as our best natural born leader models.

Leadership ultimately begins as an inside job. The leader's course of action and methods of influencing other people reflect the "leader within," the internal reference points that define the leader's inner self. In the final analysis, the kind of leadership you create comes from who you are at your deepest core. Only you have access to that place and complete control over that place.

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