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Communicate Like a Leader by Dianna Booher

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CHAPTER 17

Be a Leader Who Laughs

Next to power without honor, the most dangerous thing in the world is power without humor.

ERIC SEVAREID, JOURNALIST

The first day I walked into Miss Amos’s literature class, I was scared. Not because of the subject or the fact that this was my first day in a new school—I was frightened by her face.

I took my seat and slid around to look at her squarely. Her large nose curved sharply toward her left cheekbone. Big, dark bags hung under piercing eyes. Her cheeks sunk in and then exploded into an oddly shaped, oversized mouth. Her silver hair was parted perfectly straight and combed flat down to her ears, then was held in place by a tight row of pin curls around the edges. Below her neck, everything else seemed ...

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