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Lies About Learning by Larry Israelite

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Lies About Learning to Lead

Kerry Johnson

Early in my career in the consulting and training business, my father would regularly ask me what I did for a living. Proudly, I would explain that I was in the business of helping leaders lead better. He would then respond, “That sounds nice but what exactly does it mean? Don't they already know how to lead? How did they get picked in the first place?” Undaunted and armed with the confidence of youth, I offered what I thought were compelling answers, most often based on some current project I was working on or some tidy leadership theory I fancied at the time. Once, for example, as I was about to ...

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