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We Are All Leaders: Leadership is not a position, it's a mindset by Fredrik Arnander

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CHAPTER 1

THE MINDSET LEADER

I was in the middle of a terribly hectic and demanding phase in my company, and it was getting hard to see clearly what was going on. When you are caught in the whirlwind of a fast-growing business with numerous challenges, you sometimes need to stop whatever you are doing, take a step back and get some distance. And I did.

‘Don’t forget to breathe,’ my yoga teacher said to me, and that’s pretty good advice. Without breathing, we will not live. And without ‘taking a breather’, and pausing for reflection, we will not learn. While motivation is the first step on the way to becoming a leader, the crucial next step involves spending time thinking about your actions and learning from the results. Leading starts with learning. ...

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