"Good leadership is always human. It takes time and energy. It is hard work. Which is why good leadership is so special when we find it." -- Simon Sinek.
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While it seems straightforward -- and maybe even a little obvious -- you can become preoccupied with the wrong things when taking the lead. It's easy to get lost thinking about results, output, performance and the sorts of quantifiable metrics that can look a lot like success. Ultimately, however, you don't get to those points without successful human interaction. If you want to lead well, you can't forget the human component.