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Leadership Rules: 50 Timeless Lessons For Leaders by Jo Owen

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CHAPTER 42

LEADERSHIP IS ABOUT PERFORMANCE, NOT POSITION

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Leadership used to be about the position you held. If you were the king, you were the leader regardless of whether you were good or bad. The only known sanction was murder, but the costs of bungling the murder were painful in the extreme. So most kings kept going unless they were exceptionally evil or incompetent. At every level beneath the king, status determined how much of a leader you were.

This thinking still exists today. People think that if your title says CEO or C- anything else, you must be a leader. This is not true. There are plenty of people with the title of CEO who are not ...

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