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The Terrible Leader by Dan White

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2. Competition

The second key condition for Terrible leadership lies in competition. In non-competitive situations Terrible leadership often goes unrewarded, and is seen as unnecessary or over-the-top. Obviously we know that Terrible leadership is always a good thing, but you don’t want to go casting your pearls before swine, as the saying goes. Top sprinters save their fastest times for the most competitive situations, the World Championships or the Olympics. Terrible leaders need to operate in much the same way.

Stalin knew a thing or two about Terrible leadership and competition. Today we may pale somewhat at some of his more ambitious policies, but it is interesting to reflect back and look at how he actually got to power. Between Lenin’s ...

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