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The DNA of Leadership by Alan Weiss, Myron Beard

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CHAPTER 9

Designing Your Future

When a good leadership conference ends or you finish reading a good book, you end up buzzing with energy and full of inspiration. But conference notes usually get stuffed into a folder and wind up in the back of a filing cabinet. Books usually wind up on a dusty shelf, never to be seen again. Even when we learn something that feels inspiring, our behavior is rarely changed. The purpose of reading a book on leadership, going to a conference or workshop, or getting an additional degree is to fundamentally change the way you think about a topic and, ultimately, change your behavior. However, without reinforcement of the learning and a plan for making changes, the new knowledge you may have gained becomes lost. Research ...

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