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LEAD: 50 models for success in work and life by Andy Coombe, Andy Blacknell, John D. H. Greenway

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Illustration shows map, circle divided into five parts labelled as ‘see’, ‘choose’, ‘do’, ‘check’ and ‘be’ and three rectangles labelled as ‘you (shaded)’, ‘team’ and ‘life’.

 

‘Play to your strengths.’

‘I haven’t got any’, said Harry, before he could stop himself.

‘Excuse me’, growled Moody, ‘you’ve got strengths if I say you’ve got them. Think now. What are you best at?’

From Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J K Rowling

To be the best leader you can be, you have to decide to lead as only you can. Lead from your strengths.

The best leaders know who they are – their strengths and weaknesses, their convictions and needs. They reject the debilitating thought that they have to become like someone else to lead well.

People follow authentic leaders. And people buy into the leader before they ...

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