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Becoming the Boss - New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders by Lindsey Pollak

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CHAPTER 1

Prep

Feeling the Fear, Filling the Tanks, and Perfecting the Pots

When you’re launching a new product, restaurant, campaign, or leadership career, you need to prepare first: “Get ready for your close-up,” as they say. In this chapter, we’re going to put the pieces in place that will ground you as a leader and give you the foundation you can rely on when the going gets tough (or when it gets complicated, reorganized, downsized, disrupted, hacked, or anything else that comes your way).

How well you are capable of leading other people begins, first and foremost, with how well you lead yourself. You may be surprised at how far you’ll read in this book until I start talking about managing other people. This is because you will be a far, ...

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