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Leadership: When to Start Big

A version of this article appeared at Inc.com This article is an adapted excerpt from Les McKeown’s book, Do Lead. I meet a lot of people who hear a call to leadership, but who are perplexed about how to get started. Where’s the right…

It’s Never Too Late to Become a Leader

A version of this article appeared at Inc.com This article is an adapted excerpt from Les McKeown’s book, Do Lead. I meet a lot of people who hear a call to leadership, but who are perplexed about how to get started. Where’s the right…

True Leadership Doesn’t Have to Be Big

A version of this article appeared at Inc.com This article is an adapted excerpt from Les McKeown’s book, Do Lead. You want to lead. But how do you get started? Where’s the right place to begin? When’s the best time to start? Which is the…

How to Know You’re Ready to Lead

A version of this article appeared at Inc.com This article is an adapted excerpt from Les McKeown’s book, Do Lead. If you’ve got this far, one thing is clear: you want to lead. But how do you get started? Where’s the right place to…

What Leadership Is Not

A version of this article appeared at Inc.com This article is an adapted excerpt from Les McKeown’s book, Do Lead. In previous extracts, we first redefined what leadership is, in order to de-mystify it, and took a fresh look at where…

Are You Looking for Leadership in All the Wrong Places?

A version of this article appeared at Inc.com This article is an adapted excerpt from Les McKeown’s book, Do Lead. In the previous extract from Do Lead, I concluded with a definition of leadership which I’ve honed from 35 years of working…

What Leadership Is, and Where It Happens

A version of this article appeared at Inc.com This article is an adapted excerpt from Les McKeown’s book, Do Lead. Let’s start with the real secret of leadership: it happens all the time, almost anywhere you look, and it’s frankly not that…

How to Fire a Colleague You Love

A version of this article appeared at Inc.com It’s one of the severest tests of any leader: faced with the persistent underperformance of someone you’ve worked with for years, you’re contemplating the unthinkable – firing a genuinely trusted,…