Some people are born leaders, others have to work for it. According to Antony Bell, author of "Great Leadership" (Davies Black, $27.95) no matter how accomplished, leaders can still make mistakes. Here are a few errors that can be avoided: operating from intuition and experiences, not new knowledge; confusing technical competence for effectiveness; using outdated skills; failing to keep learning; not leading with a clear sense of purpose; and not knowing how to pass on what they know.
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