Al Capone once said that you can get much farther in life with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.
I suppose he believed that but if you?re an Authentic Leader you don?t need the gun. Your influence along with a kind word will be more than enough to get you wherever you want to go. It will also be key in convincing your people to make the journey with you.
I once knew a guy in a leadership position who was certain that being kind was a weakness. He frequently said he didn?t need to waste time on kindness because his people had no choice but to do what they were told. He was of course wrong. So wrong in fact that he?s not in a leadership position any longer. He doesn?t torment people who work for him anymore but I?m pretty…
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