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Do Leaders Have to Be Liked? (podcast)

It's a question I get asked a lot: Do leaders have to be liked?

If we're leading our peers (like if you're a student leader), the answer can be tricky. Usually, we were elected because people like us. Will they still like us when we try to lead?

I think that's the wrong question to ask first, and I share what you should be asking yourself in today's podcast (the 15th episode!). I also share other lessons from firefighters. Give it a listen.

As you'll hear, I tackle questions like:

  • Should leaders be liked?
  • How does one lead in the midst of a crisis?
  • Why do leaders need to keep learning?

And, here are a few links I promised:

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