Starting the first chapter in a book on leadership with the word love is risky business. Here come those mushy soft skills again! But then again, were you not interested, or at least curious, you wouldn’t be reading the book anyway, right? We love that you chose to do so. Oops, there’s that word again. Love.

The word love is used in many different contexts, and we toss the word around like a Frisbee. Most of the time, we use love in reference to personal spheres of our lives, our relationships. We build connections with one another and sometimes eventually grow to love each other. We love our partners, our families, ...

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