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Summary: The author describes a vision of leadership that you can use throughout your career. It's a vision that will also help enrich your life.
The Leadership Imperative: Making Your Leadership Your Life by Brent Filson
Nearly all leaders I've encountered are underachievers. They're getting a fraction of results they are capable of. And in most cases, it's their fault. Their failures are result of choices they make. For opportunities to consistently get more results are all around them all time, theirs for taking.
For instance, to start getting more results than you are accustomed to getting, you simply have to change your mind-set. You should aim to make your leadership your life and your life your leadership. If you don't, you diminish both your leadership and your life.
To have change in mind-set really sink in so it changes you in a deep, fundamental way, you must cultivate two dynamics: a vision of purpose of your leadership, and dedication to realize that purpose.
The word "vision" has been used and misused ad nauseam. The trouble is that most leaders misunderstand it. When they think "vision", they look at themselves, at what they can do for themselves. To do well for yourself, an inward focus is wrong place to look.