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The Financial Times Guide to Leadership by Ms. Marianne Abib Pech

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part 2

Finding the leader inside you

‘Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.’

Lao Tzu, ancient Chinese philosopher

Beware the boss with messianic complex

Luke Johnson

‘I do whatever the f–k I want.’ This is a remark by the world’s richest restaurateur, a billionaire called Tilman Fertitta, as quoted in Forbes magazine recently. Does it reflect a widespread belief among successful entrepreneurs?

Unquestionably, self-determination matters a lot to them. At a recent gathering of business high-flyers, I conducted a survey of their chief motivations. Rather than wealth, power or fame, the most important driver among these self-made men and women was almost ...

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