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Better Under Pressure: How Great Leaders Bring Out the Best in Themselves and Others by Justin Menkes

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Subservience to Purpose

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While realistic optimism is the catalyst that allows leaders to see and address deficiencies in themselves and the world around them—and thus grow and realize their potential as a result—subservience to purpose gives them the drive to do so. This drive is particularly important in today’s world of distractions and the continued melding of home and work life. Leaders who demonstrate subservience to purpose put a particular pursuit—such as their company’s mission—ahead of their own comfort. Quite simply, great leaders equate progress toward this goal with emotional satisfaction. They ...

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