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Leading So People Will Follow by Erika Andersen

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Well-Wishers Are Your Haven

In our story, the boy’s father was purely supportive of him. You just know that if all the merchants in their village were sitting around talking about their kids and somebody turned to him and said, “So what about that youngest son of yours? What’s his deal? Is he a little slow or something?” The father would have said something like, “Oh no, he’s a great kid. Really helps me out around the cottage; puts up with his brothers, who can be a handful. Honest as the day is long. He’s just quiet. But if you get him talking, he has smart things to say.” In other words, well-wishers support you unconditionally. It’s not that they don’t see your weaknesses; rather, they focus first on your strengths and potential and are always ...

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