Dale Carnegie said, “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” This is one of those simple yet profound truisms of leadership. It’s when we show genuine interest in others that we make lasting friendships. We go so wrapped up in trying to get others interested in us that we fail to see how one-sided we’ve become. The leadership challenge is to get back to the basics. It’s when we seek to be a friend that we make friends. It’s when we show interest in others that others become interested in us. Be a friend!
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