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The Discover Your True North Fieldbook: A Personal Guide to Finding Your Authentic Leadership, 2nd Edition by Scott Snook, Bill George, Nick Craig

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7Build Your Support Team

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

—Albert Camus

In this chapter, you will examine how you can build a robust support team to help you along your journey, especially when you are facing great difficulties and challenges.

Leading can be very lonely, especially when things are not going well, and you have no one with whom you can discuss the problems you are facing. Whom do you talk to when you're feeling vulnerable and insecure? Or when you feel that you are at risk of being exposed as an imposter? Or when your ethics and values are being challenged?

Perhaps you fear that others will not maintain confidentiality, or will get so personally ...

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