Beware the Cult of the Leader

Leading is good. Worshiping leaders is not.

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Myth #1: leadership is only for a few

Reality: everyone can — and should — lead

“I’m not a leader.”

Myth #2: Leaders are great, managers suck

Reality: We need both leadership and management

Myth #3: Leaders are superheroes

Reality: Leading is a human, vulnerable act

Myth #4: Leaders succeed alone

Reality: Successful leaders thrive in duos

Myth #5: Leadership is about the individual

Reality: Leadership is about building community

“a community where talented people are loyal to one another and their collective work. Everyone feels that they are part of something extraordinary.”

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