How do we become leaders?
No one is born a natural leader. This is the idea at the heart of this enlightening leadership book. Popular culture feeds us images of the square-jawed, strong-armed leader - charismatic, powerful, decisive. But the truth is, with the right amount of self-knowledge and authenticity, an appreciation of the benefits of failure and a curiosity with the world around us, anyone can become a good leader, even those of us who don't fit the stereotypes.
There are countless courses and books available on the subjects of leadership technique, decision-making and public speaking, but How to be a Leader provides you with the tools necessary to develop and understand your own leadership style. With an in-depth look at what it really means to lead, and the difference between being a manager and being a leader, this book invites you to explore - and accept - the unique leader within you.
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