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The Journey of the Accidental Leader by Stephen D. Gladis

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Introduction

Many people have written leadership books. Everyone from Tom Peters to Peter Drucker and from Rudy Giuliani to Jack Welch has offered a list of what he or she believes great leadership should be. Even researchers such as Jim Collins (author of Good to Great and Built to Last) and the folks from Gallup (First Break All the Rules by Buckingham and Coffman) observe, interview, and analyze great leaders to figure out what they do in order to teach new leaders a path to success.

Everyone who writes effectively about leadership has some authentic basis for the lessons he or she wants to pass on to the new generation of leaders. I’m no different. My particular, authentic “take” on my own leadership lessons has its roots in an organization ...

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