It isn't necessary to be a leader to be successful. Every leader needs the help of his or her followers. Sometimes it's necessary to be the leader and sometimes the follower. Choose wisely for your success in life depends on it.
Leadership occurs when you persuade a person to take an action that is in your mutual best interest. Manipulation occurs when you persuade a person to action that benefits only you. The choice is yours. I think it's apparent that the leader will enjoy more success and for a much longer time than the manipulator.
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