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Stewart Friedman, in his book Total Leadership: Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life argues that leadership in business cannot be merely about business anymore: it has to be about life as a whole.

The purpose of Total Leadership is to improve performance at work, at home, in the community, and for the private self (mind, body, spirit) by creating mutual value among these four life domains, to produce what he calls “four-way wins”.

Friedman explains how three simple principles can help to become a better leader and have a richer life.

  • Be real: act with authenticity by clarifying what’s important
  • Be whole: act with integrity by respecting the whole person
  • Be innovative: act with creativity by experimenting with how things get done

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