Obedience vs. alignment

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True leaders are able to promote and achieve enthusiastic alignment within their teams. Bad bosses rely on constant demanding of obedience due to their own shortcomings as motivators, communicators, influencers and leaders.

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Piss people off

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imageIt may seem counterintuitive, but I believe a good leader does a disservice to himself and his journey if he is more worried about making friends than making a difference.

Leadership is filled with tough choices and it is part of the leader’s role to make the right ones, even when they may not be the most popular ones.

Making your mark is usually surrounded with detonating change. And change makes people uncomfortable. But if your ambition is to make people comfortable, you might want to choose a different career, as a masseuse.

Piss people off and be ok with it. Just be intelligent about it.

Leadership embraces balance

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Many times, achieving professional results will mean having to sacrifice personal and family time. That’s just the way it is.

But you have to keep score… and an unyielding promise to even that score (with yourself and your loved ones) once you achieve said results.

Feedback And Leadership

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An important part of leadership is being able to constructively provide feedback and develop others.