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Good Leaders Know You Can’t Fight Reality

Good Leaders Know You Can’t Fight Reality

By Leadership, Personal

Acceptance is often misunderstood as approval or being against change, but it is neither. Acceptance is about acknowledging the facts and letting go of the time, effort, and energy wasted in the fight against reality. 

This paper offers three kinds of acceptance that leaders should focus on: 1) Accepting results 2) Accepting circumstances 3) Accepting their failings and those of others.

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Leaders, Stop Trying to Be Heroes

Leaders, Stop Trying to Be Heroes

By Leadership, Personal

The traditional view was that to be successful, business leaders had to be infallible, unflappable, in control, and fearless. These leaders appeared to be born hero leaders, naturally endowed with supreme intelligence, coming up with brilliant ideas and directives from the mountaintop that lower echelons were then expected to execute. The pandemic has highlighted that hero leaders are no longer what companies need.

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