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Leadership (The Brian Tracy Success Library) by Brian Tracy

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TWELVE

The Desire to Lead

Leaders have an intense desire to lead. This is what is called the royal jelly or the fire in the belly. And what is absolutely necessary here is self-reliance. Interestingly enough, leaders tend to be very individualistic. They tend to be autonomous with a high need for control. They like to make their own decisions.

However, they also recognize that in order to get to the position where they can have control and autonomy, they have to be good followers. They have to follow orders meticulously. All great generals started off in boot camp learning how to be good followers of orders.

Leaders like to take command. They love to be in control and to take charge. Now, many people don’t want to be leaders and not everybody ...

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