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leading/leadership is actually a balancing act between 1) defining what needs to get done and where to go and 2) leading others to do it and get there... imho.

also, a leader gets others to realize their leadership potential, but in the end, there can only be one leader to set the tone. if there are too many leaders.... then the leader has failed. leadership requires prioritization and ranking so that everyone knows how and when to lead on their own level.

Or being reactive instead of responsive. Do you know that there are many people who hold their breath in their daily life? It's amazing how tense one can get.

Valeria, I think you make a very important point about remaining calm: Panic never gets anything done.

Recently, I went scuba diving and the instructors repeated two principles more than once: Always breath and never panic.

Well, holding your breath (while scuba diving) and ascending can cause severe injury to your lungs.

The panic rule is relevant to business, though. While scuba diving, NEVER panic not matter what happens. Just take the action needed to get something done, even if something goes wrong. Panic will only make the situation worse, never better.

That same principle can be applied to business and life in general. The don't forget to breath rule is probably not a bad business and life rule, either, as breathing deeply helps us think things through and make good decisions.

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