There is no place for scare tactics when you are a leader - rather, you need to make contact with your deepest self, your "leader's heart", says Jon Foster-Pedley, dean of Henley Business School. "Using devices more fitting for time-share selling and the shopping channel, scaremongering self-elected leaders seduce us to their agendas, reframing our realities to theirs, and send dog-whistle messages to trigger our basest fears and prejudices," he says. "In a corporate and work world where we all seem to need to be 'leaders', how can we be true leaders rather than corporate propagandists fronting a thoughtless charge to some tribal supremacy?" Foster-Pedley has the following advice: • Your role as a leader is not to massage your ego. True leaders have causes greater than their egos; • Take the initiative and accept that you will need to be the catalyst, as there is no one waiting behind you to step up. Step into your space, feel the fear and act anyway; • Exercise empathy and be open ...

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