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The You of Leadership by Twan van de Kerkhof

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THE JOURNEY BEGINS

We now have a conceptual map of the sights we might encounter on our journey inside: our ego, superego and essence, travelling with truth, seeing fear in the eyes, taking compassion as our companion. With the map in hand, we can start our journey.

For leaders, this is not an easy journey. It requires guts to stand apart from the marching crowd and look inside. Leaders are used to operating from their egos. For them it is even harder than for most people to let go of their winning formula. This can evoke deep fears. The expectations their followers have of them make the journey even more complicated. Many followers transfer or project their hopes and fears onto their leaders. Therefore, leaders need to be strong in order to ...

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