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Mid-career Leadership Is Harder Than You Ever Expected

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My work with leaders has convinced me how immensely difficult is to get leadership right. Leading other people is really, really hard. Indeed, the sheer glut of leadership books may be the best evidence of how hard

Leaders Use Opportunity, Not Fear, to Motivate

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Using fear to motivate people is cheap leadership. Any two-bit dictator can use fear to get things done. It takes no finesse or intelligence and ultimately works against the leader. The temporary spike in motivation

Simplifying Leadership—Seriously!

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Last month I wrote about how hard leadership is. A quick recap on why that is: Total