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Don’t let trappings dazzle you

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Ken Hansen, former chairman of ServiceMaster, had this advice for an up-and-coming executive he was about to hire:
  1. Never ask somebody to do something you wouldn’t do yourself.

  2. Always be willing to walk in the shoes of your followers.

  3. Never give a title and position to someone who craves them.

  4. “If you want to come and contribute,” he said, “you’ll have a great opportunity. But if you’re coming for a title or a position, forget it.”
—Adapted from Leading by Example: Straight Talk from the World’s Top Business Leaders, Harvard Business School Press.

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