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Leading from the Front

A boss says ‘Go!’ A leader says ‘Let’s go!’

– E.M. Kelly

In this Chapter You Will:

  • learn the main traits of a good leader
  • understand the importance of prioritizing
  • discover how to acquire the leadership qualities you need

Leadership is often thought to be a quality that you either have or you don’t. However, I’m firmly of the belief that, although some people take to it more readily than others, good leadership can be learned. Also, to be a great leader requires a lot of forethought, planning and practice.

We are all leaders or led, and have been since the dawn of humankind, and many of us fulfil both roles. For example, nearly all businesses have a hierarchy of bosses and employees. So do charitable organizations, ...

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