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Motivation Isn't Some Magical Elixir — It's a Skill You Can Develop Leaders aren't mythical creatures with a surplus of energy — they hone it. Progress is about mindset.

By Aytekin Tank

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I recently had an intern ask me how I found the energy to be able to run such a large company. "You have hundreds of employees and probably juggle dozens of hats as CEO," she said during one of our walking meetings.

"Meanwhile, I can barely get out of bed in the morning," she joked. I was glad she felt comfortable enough to pose this question to me. It's a truly excellent observation — and one that not every person feels confident asking.

People often assume that leaders are like mythical creatures with a surplus of energy and motivation.

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