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Three Commitments of Leadership: How Clarity, Stability, and Rhythm Create Great Leaders by Jay Therrien, Jon Wortmann, Tom Endersbe

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CHAPTER 1WHAT KIND OF LEADER DO YOU WANT TO BE?

The Ship Is Sinking

The sky is a blanket of black. It’s 2:30 a.m, and the moon has set; the stars barely light the few feet in front of him. The skipper can barely see the other twelve men on the boat. There are two other boats patrolling with his: they’re ghosts, trying to ambush the enemy. This is the passage their destroyers sail as they return home from battle.

One of the other officers is on the bow. He’s using his binoculars, scanning the dark to locate a target. The 80-foot motor torpedo boat is the perfect surprise weapon, faster and smaller than the enemy’s giant ships. The skipper is at the wheel, waiting. He has a quick daydream about sailing as a child. He’s always loved the sea. The ...

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