chapter  1
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Exploring the Art of Leadership

Each of these people, from the corpora te executive to the little girl on the playground, is leading. But they are also taking part in a dance. They are moving expressively and rhythrnically, leaping into the future with confidence and imagination. They are acting based on intuition and empathy, relying on their "feel" for the situation. And they are fully in the moment, completely present to what is happening here and now. Leaders like these excel because they can sense what is around them, because they have practiced their craft, and because they trust thernselves and others enough to modify and improvise their steps as they go. They are engaged in the dance of leadership.