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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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IntroductionWhy Authentic Leadership Development?

Something ignited in my soul…And I went my own way, deciphering that burning fire.

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Why is it important for you to become an authentic leader?

Leading in the twenty-first century is vastly different from leading in the twentieth century. People in organizations have changed dramatically—to the point where many will no longer tolerate the classic “command and control leaders” of the last century. Nor are they impressed by charismatic leaders who whose leadership is based primarily on personal ego.

Over the past 50 years, many of us worked for powerful leaders who seemed to know where they were going, only to discover later that they were leading us down destructive paths, or that ...

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