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Wave Rider by Harrison Owen

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Chapter XIIIStep 4 Welcome Passion, Responsibility, and Authentic Leadership

When the circle is formed——in your mind or for real——welcome passion and personal responsibility. This is really just another way of saying, make sure the whole person is welcome. So often it seems that we only want the “nice” part of people to participate in our projects. And it can go downhill from there, to be limited only to the socially acceptable “business face,” suitably garroted by the appropriate tie (for the male of the species). The real issue is diversity, and when people in an organization look, act, and think as if they came from a common cookie cutter, diversity is limited to a crippling degree.

Of course, there was a day when the conventional wisdom ...

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