leadership lessons from colin powell

"Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off."

Colin powell leadershipGood leadership involves responsibility to the welfare of the group, which means that some people will get angry at your actions and decisions.  According to Colin Powell, it's inevitable if you're honorable

Trying to get everyone to like you is a sign of mediocrity: you'll avoid the tough decisions, you'll avoid confronting the people who need to be confronted and you'll avoid offering differential rewards based on differential performance because some people might get upset.

At the end of the day, by trying to be the nice guy and treat everyone equally, you'll eventually end up angering your best talent who may choose to go to work for someone who isn't "just" a nice guy.

You were born to be great.

YES, you can!

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