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How Your Leadership Skills Will Determine Your Company Culture Think about the culture you want to build, then master these leadership skills. The rest will fall into place.

By Brian Patrick Eha

This story appears in the March 2016 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »


This article is included in Entrepreneur Voices on Company Culture, a new book containing insights from more than 20 contributors, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders.

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In 2012, chef Niki Nakayama was living her dream, preparing traditional Japanese kaiseki feasts at her Los Angeles restaurant, n/naka. Then her sous chef quit without notice. "I had been accustomed to splitting tasks with him," she says, but now everything fell on her shoulders. She dove in, preparing exquisite, labor-intensive meals of nine or 13 courses -- but with less leadership available, her minimal staff suffered.

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