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Here's Why You Should Steal Someone Else's Leadership Style To become the best leader you can be, you must start by being a version of the leaders you most admire.

By Adam Bornstein Edited by Frances Dodds

This story appears in the January 2023 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

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Q: People often talk about what kind of leader they are — but as a first-time founder, I don't really know. How do I figure that out? – Liza, Oklahoma City, OK

You shouldn't copy most things — like product ideas, marketing copy, or someone else's homework. But you can copy leadership techniques.

There's no shame in this! Most great leaders credit the lessons of those who came before them. I've built six companies (and currently manage four), and most of my best leadership qualities were borrowed.

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