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Execute the Plan

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.

—WARREN BENNIS, American scholar, organizational consultant, and author, widely regarded as a pioneer of the contemporary field of leadership studies

When I was a junior in college, I was elected speaker of the Student Government Association (SGA), a role that in conjunction with the SGA vice president, nominated the chairpersons for each of the legislative committees. That year, a transfer student named Eric was one of the people who applied to chair the Governmental Affairs committee.

Since he was new to campus, we didn’t know a lot about him, but he was an obvious go-getter with an impressive list of big projects that he’d already accomplished in his first ...

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