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We seem to want leaders who are charming and entertaining, but a stand-up comedian is not the same as an effective leader.

The best leaders are humble rather than charismatic, to the point of being boring.

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We've always admired famous people, but our admiration for people who admire themselves is on the rise. But true leaders keep their narcissism in check.

Popular advice focuses on loving yourself above all else. And this creates leaders who are unaware of their limitation...

We tend to assume that confident people have more potential for leadership. 

However, there is little overlap between how good people think they are at something, and how good they actually are.

  • Focus on the right traits. Promote people because of competence, humility, and integrity.
  • Distrust your instincts. Focus less on the impressions people make during job or media interviews.
  • Don't lower your standards when you select women.

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  • Analyze your key relationships regularly and resolve to live in truth with the most important people in your life.
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