Someone once said you can tell the best leaders by the number of knives they have sticking in their back (tell that to Julius Caesar!). I’m not sure that good leadership naturally equates with others harming you or disagreeing with you or undermining you but I do agree that leadership is not always pleasant and it is never about making everyone happy. As Abraham Lincoln said – ‘You can please all of the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time but you can never please all of the people all of the time.’ If you intend to take on a leadership role this is a maxim to live by.

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