Conclusion: Putting It All Together

Let’s look back to the three rising leaders we met in the introduction of this book. If you were like Linda, the marketing head, and you wondered if becoming a leader required a mystical personality transformation, you now know that it doesn’t; it builds on the work you’re already doing as a manager. If you were like Linda’s friend Sam, the newly appointed COO of a nonprofit who had been assuming that leadership meant just working harder, you now know that, too, is not true. It’s about learning how to call upon others, finding ways to mobilize and leverage the efforts of your team and the broader organization. ...

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