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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 5. TRUTH FIVE: YOU CAN'T DO IT ALONE

You might get the impression from what we've written so far that leadership is all about the leader. That'd be understandable, since we've talked about how leaders have to believe in themselves, how followers have to believe in their leaders, how leaders have to be clear about their values, and how leaders separate themselves from individual contributors with their visions of the future. All of this is true, but the reason it's true is because leaders are here to serve others, and not the other way around.

The Truth Is That You Can't Do It Alone. We learned this early in our research when Bill Flanagan, then manufacturing director for Amdahl Corporation, told us that he couldn't tell us about his personal ...

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