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78 PCB007 MAGAZINE I APRIL 2022 Introduction Good leadership always makes a difference; unfortunately, so does bad leadership. is leadership truth continues as we will be talk- ing about law 18 of the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership from John Maxwell. "e Law of Sacrifice: e leader must give up to go up." —John C. Maxwell The Early Years Early in my career I had no idea what I wanted to do; I got into this business because printed circuit board manufacturing was the family business. Back then it was just a starter job, and I had no idea that it would turn into a 46-year (and counting) career path. Aer years of working, hearing both inter- nal and customer complaints, and notic- ing what things worked and what did not, I began to find my groove. I decided to posi- tion myself to make a difference and change the things I could influence, starting what turned out to be a life-long journey of self improvement. I went back to school, earn- ing both my undergrad and MBA while hold- ing management positions in the industry. Talk about sacrifices; balancing work, home, and school takes a toll on yourself and your fam- ily. I played competitive soball for 40 years on Friday nights and my biggest sacrifice was having to switch to non-alcoholic beer aer games because I had a four-hour class Saturday morning. All this was without the knowledge of what it would all lead to, including starting my own business nine years ago to help organizations improve performance. Four Rules If you truly want to become a great leader you must be willing to make sacrifices. Here are four rules to keep in mind to this end: 1. There is no success without sacrifice. Every person who has achieved any suc- cess in life has made sacrifices to do so. On a daily basis I meet people who wish they had more,but are unwilling to make the necessary sacrifices to make this happen. You can't have a successful online business if you aren't willing to build a website, connect to people on social media, build your network, or stay up to speed with the latest technology. Many leaders want to climb the corporate ladder, hoping that free- dom and power wait at the top. ey don't real- ize that leadership really requires sacrifice. Leadership 101— The Law of Sacrifice The Right Approach by Steve Williams, THE RIGHT APPROACH CONSULTING

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