Cheeky Half Episode (10): Leadership as a Popularity Contest

Leadership can sometimes feel like a cross between a talent show, where your leadership capabilities are always being judged, and a high-stakes survival show, where you constantly have to choose between the preservation of your own career and the development of the careers of others. How to choose!!??

Join Paul & KG as they think out loud about how sometimes, popularity seems like the only metric, but how it might also reveal a few more intriguing insights about the way someone’s leadership capability may look ‘heroic’ in one context, and a total bust in another.

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