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Conclusion: Personal Note from the Author

Layne McDonald. Ph.D.

You take people as far as they will go, not as far as you would like them to go. - Jeanette Rankin

As you have seen in this book, leadership is a state of mind, not an organization's position. Therefore, being a leader is a state of mind. It is the ability to put their ambitions and aims into action while staying the course and leading others to a common goal.


It also means having courage. Mastering one’s strengths and weaknesses to make them pillars of your daily actions and inspire others. Accept yourself and accept all life challenges around you. By doing so, you will realize that in such ways, you are already a leader in your life. 


Be mindful that leadership is not a skill that we develop overnight, 


it takes time and effort, and it is, in ways, the constant development of skills. There will always be a moment of doubt or a complex problem you cannot figure out. That is why building a support group around you is essential. Find people there to support you when you need them and vice-versa. 


Great leaders are genuinely surrounded by amazing people who do not hesitate to step forward and lead the leader in a tough time. 


Continue being open to learning new things, explore the world around you, and be humble; you will see that others will respect you for it. Lastly, be yourself. Integrity and authenticity are always admired in leaders who are not afraid to be themselves and embrace who they are, flaws and all.

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