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Ron Williams grew up as a child in segregated Chicago and went on to become a top health care executive, including serving as the CEO of Aetna. Williams points out from the outset that Learning to Lead isn’t written for fellow executives wanting to climb even higher; it’s for readers starting their careers who are struggling to get on the right path to leadership. The lessons shared by Williams range from broad and philosophical (“Don’t let other people define who you are, what you can become, or what you can accomplish”) to specific and practical (“Seek out jobs in sectors that are growing”); he illustrates this latter message with a look at his own ride in healthcare, a field that nearly doubled as a share of the economy during his tenure.

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