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The Terrible Leader by Dan White

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Lesson 3: Line your pockets

You’re not in this leadership position for your health. It’s a tough job and that’s why they pay you so well to do it. The problem is the pay doesn’t reflect the toughness, so part of being a really effective Terrible leader is to make the role pay. And pay properly. Don’t listen to all the Sissy rubbish about intrinsic motivation and the desire for meaning in their lives. The only people who are looking for meaning in their lives are the ones who have realised they’re never going to get rich. Meaning is a poor substitute for cash. In Chapter 9, we will look at some practical approaches to extracting more than simply your paycheck from your leadership role, but for now let’s sit back and marvel at one of the all-time ...

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