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The Truth About Leadership: The No-Fads, Heart-of-the-Matter Facts you Need to Know by Barry Z. Posner, James M. Kouzes

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Chapter 4. TRUTH FOUR: FOCUSING ON THE FUTURE SETS LEADERS APART

We've all had a glimpse of the future. You know, that time when you imagined running your own business, or that dream of traveling to an exotic place, or that bold idea for a game-changing new product, or that burning desire to earn an advanced degree, or that sense of purpose you felt when you signed up for the sustainability campaign, or that calling to join a cause and make this a better planet, or that uplifting sense you had when picturing kids playing in a neighborhood without fear. All of us dream of what might come to pass some day.

Leaders take these dreams seriously and act to make them happen. Remember that scenario about the new leader walking into the room and announcing ...

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