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Leaders Don't Command: Inspire Growth, Ingenuity, and Collaboration by Jorge Cuervo

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Leader and Boss

Let’s now take a look at some of my own first-hand experiences from a few years back. They remind me just how true that expression “life imitates art” really is.

Real Experience Number 1

The month was coming to an end. The boss was talking to me in the hall about the state of sales. We were all living through a widespread economic crisis, the situation was tough, and no news about the situation was ever good. He felt insecure and needed to display his power and dominance. He pivoted skillfully and delivered an agile kick to the divider of the adjacent office. He was a karate master. The boss could do these sorts of things!

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