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GREAT LEADERS POSSESS MULTIPLE STRENGTHS

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One shining quality lends a luster to another, or hides some glaring defect.

—WILLIAM HAZLITT

An Approach to Improvement

Imagine that you were working to improve your leadership effectiveness. To start the process, you participate in a 360-degree assessment of your skills and competencies. The assessment is given to your boss, several peers, and direct reports. The results of the assessment are compiled and create the profile shown in Figure 5.1 (see next page).

Figure 5.1.   Summary of a Multi-Rater ...

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