CHAPTER 6

It’s Not Authority Issues, It’s Respect Redefined

I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stifled. I want all the cultures of all lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible.

—Mahatma Gandhi

To rise to a leadership position is a difficult, time-consuming venture. It is a coveted position of respect, influence, and prestige that relatively few hold. A similar journey, although more inevitable, exists when holding a tenured position or building expertise in a field. Becoming a leader or tenured individual transforms a person in both positive and negative ways. For example, we admirably gain the ability to manage situations of increasing complexity and scale. But for many, these positions can ...

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