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The Wisdom of Failure: How to Learn the Tough Leadership Lessons Without Paying the Price by Jim McConoughey, Laurence G. Weinzimmer

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A FINAL CAVEAT

Walking the Line

Gerry Shaheen, a member of the board of directors for Ford Motor Company, told us “the ability to recognize and learn from one’s own mistakes is the first step to becoming a great leader.” He continued, “But the ability to learn from others’ mistakes is not only critical to successful leadership—it is genius.” We hope that after reading this book you are convinced not only that it is important to note what leaders do well, but also that it is essential to look at the flip side—even the dark side—of leadership. You have been armed with the nine most important lessons we can learn from failure, and it is these tools that can help you walk the proverbial line without crossing to the dark side.

The line is critically ...

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