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The First Rule of Leadership

https://a16z.com/2017/11/02/the-first-rule-of-leadership/

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The First Rule of Leadership
I don't want you to be me you should just be you -Chance The Rapper, " Wanna Be Cool " In 1993, the professional basketball player Charles Barkley famously said: "I am not a role model. Just because I dunk a basketball doesn't mean that I should raise your kids."

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How To Be A Great Leader

How To Be A Great Leader

People often let themselves be influenced by a management position by either becoming more aggressive or emulating other successful managers with disregard to the behavioral differences brought by context.

In order to be a great leader, you must be yourself and make peace with the fact that some people will not like you. If you try to be someone else, not only will you not be able to lead, but you’ll be ashamed to have people emulate you.

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