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Small business owners who are heavily task-focused don’t tend to be very good at relationships. Yet those with too strong a bias relating [to others] have a tough time getting things done. Neither inclination makes a better business. In fact, balancing efforts equally between tasks and relationships has been shown to be more effective than a skew toward one or the other. Locate your bias within these major dimensions of leadership, and then challenge yourself to try more of the other—when you do, you will likely discover new ways to lead your small business.
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