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The Business Wealth Builders: Accelerating Business Growth, Maximizing Profits, and Creating Wealth by Alan Weiss, Phil Symchych

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CHAPTER 3

Leadership: You Can’t Leadfrom the Engine Room

It’s All About You: How Your Values, Vision, andPower Will Create Your Company’s Future

When I was eight years old playing organized baseball, I got up to bat and my coach said, “Back up, boys, this kid can hit!” I didn’t know I could hit until he said that, and then I swung for the fences. My coach, Bart Dowler, built up my confidence. That’s what coaches and leaders do.

Who has taught you the most about business and life? Was this person a family member or highly driven entrepreneur? What attracted you to follow and learn from them? Who was telling others, “This woman is great!” or "This guy is the best!"?

The most critical factor in any organization’s success, from a family unit to a ...

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