The Leadership Paradox

Good leaders must be good followers.  That is paradoxical, isn’t it?  This article from chronicles an M.B.A. students journeys from grad school to the Marines to a tour of duty in Iraq and back to grad school.  It is a fascinating first-hand account (h/t to This is profound (emphasis mine): In many ways there’s probably no better preparation I could have had for the business world than joining the Marine Corps. The Marines teach you how to be both a leader and a follower. I don’t have to lead in every situation – but I’ve come to enjoy stepping up in a time of chaos. When I’m working… Read More

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