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The Complete Executive: The 10-Step System for Great Leadership Performance by Karen Wright

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Take Charge of Your Career

A great career, aligned with your personal goals and offering fulfillment on every level, doesn’t just happen. It requires thought and planning, evaluation and revision, context and perspective. It also requires openness to opportunity, a willingness to make strategic moves, and an understanding of when it’s appropriate to take risks in service of a longer-term goal. Self-awareness is critical, as is openness to feedback and the ability to learn from others and from adversity.

Sometimes, your best moves are the ones you didn’t see coming—with a good sense of general direction and confidence in your inner compass and gut instincts, the unexpected can bear brilliant results. The happiest and most successful executives ...

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