In Are You a Leader, or Just Pretending to Be One?,Umair Haque, who is ranked as one of the world's most influential management thinkers by Thinkers50, discusses the lack of leadership, stating: "It's as if we've forgotten what leadership really is and confused it with what it isn't." Haque states that leadership isn't performing, or saying the right thing at the right time; it's being. It isn't being a high performer, but rather it's redefining the idea of performance. Leadership isn't being in power; it's empowering others. Leaders aren't salespeople; they create purpose: "They make it more possible for the rest of us to dare, imagine, create, and build." Simon Sinek, the author best known for popularizing the concepts of "The Golden Circle" and "Start with Why," takes it a step further, stating that a good leader "makes you feel safe." A great leader is someone who makes those around them feel secure and draws them into a circle of trust. "But creating trust and safety - especially in an uneven economy - means taking on big responsibility."
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