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Leadership Rules: 50 Timeless Lessons For Leaders by Jo Owen

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CHAPTER 18

TECHNICAL SKILLS VERSUS PEOPLE SKILLS

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It’s easy to make things complicated, and much harder to make them simple. Leadership can be as complicated and as sophisticated as you want it to be. But if you strip away the noise, the essence of leadership is simple: it’s about people.

In the highlands of Papua New Guinea, sophistication is a luxury they cannot afford. To survive, they have to keep things simple. When we finally arrived at the village, the chief had to make a decision: should we be allowed to stay?

He could have made the decision himself, and in his mind he had made the decision. But a decision which is not accepted is not a ...

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