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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 7. Challenge Yourself: Become a Great Leader

You have borne with me through many chapters and ideas. I’ve shared with you most of what I have learned about leadership.

Now I have to put the ball back in your court. There is only one person who can resolve to make you a leader or a better leader. That’s you.

Though it sounds audacious, I urge you to challenge yourself to become a Great Leader. The reason is that we rarely achieve more than our highest aspiration and we sometimes fall short. To ensure you become a leader or a better leader, set your sights on becoming a Great Leader. With hard work and some luck, you just might do it.

There is a paradox I want to point out to you. You can’t become a Great Leader just by deciding that’s your ...

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