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Management by Jumping First

In the grand scheme of things, there are two ways to get workers to do things: push from behind or attract from the front. Managers who choose the former stand far from the battle lines, issuing directives for workers to execute. Managers who choose the latter stand on the front lines, indeed in front of the front lines, leading through the power of attraction. This is what I call Management by Jumping First (MBJF), and it is the most powerful and effective way of getting comfeartable workers to do uncomfortable things.

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Good leaders don’t ask people to do things that they themselves wouldn’t do. When you show your willingness to take risks and tackle challenges in new ways, you set a positive example for your team.