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True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership by David Gergen, Peter Sims, Bill George

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WHY LEADERS LOSE THEIR WAY
During the course of their leadership journeys many leaders lose sight of their True North and get derailed. This is a risk all leaders face. Before describing how to become an authentic leader, let’s explore what causes some leaders to lose their way. Why do people with excellent potential get derailed just as they appear to be hitting the peak of their leadership? Can they recover from failures and still become authentic leaders?
These questions trouble everyone who wants to lead, because people who lose their way are not necessarily bad leaders. They have the potential to become good leaders, even great leaders, but somewhere along the way they get pulled off course. Little by little, bit by bit, they get caught ...

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