#045 - Nine Lies About Work Series: Lie #9

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Jun 15 2021 • 27 mins

Lie: Leadership is a Thing

Truth: We follow spikes

Today we cover the final lie in our Nine Lies About Work series with Leadership is a Thing. It turns out, instead of classifying a leader as someone who possesses a pre-defined list of skills and developed some mastery over those skills (the traditional proxy for leadership) - we instead classify leaders as someone who has followers.

And, it turns out, followers follow the "spikes" of others. They are attracted to the most defined and extreme parts of another human towards a cause.

“When Aeschines spoke, they said, ‘How well he speaks.’
But when Demosthenes spoke, they said, ‘Let us march against Philip.’”

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