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The Nature of Leadership: Reptiles, Mammals, and the Challenge of Becoming a Great Leader by B. Joseph White - President, University of Illinois, Yaron Prywes

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Chapter 1. Become a Leader, a Better Leader, a Great Leader

I write this book for you, current and future leaders everywhere. My message is that whatever your starting point, you can become a leader, a better leader, and maybe even a great leader.

But there are requirements and conditions. No major achievement comes without effort and at least a little bit of luck. You need to do your part, and that’s what this book is about: helping you position and develop yourself to have a shot at being a great leader.

Leadership matters. We need people like you, our best and brightest, to aspire to great leadership. The world’s future, as played out every day in tens of thousands of workplaces and millions of individual decisions and personal interactions, ...

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