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If eveyone is a leader, who is left following?

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I love it how empowerment is being commercialized through "the lie of leadership". Like "individuality" before it, it's being packaged, dolled-up, re-processed, promoted and available at the right price. While the irony of "individuality" was that while following the urge and advice from everywhere to be a unique individual, you just ended up looking like someone else, one of exactly like others of a group (or someone touted as a model of individuality), the "lie of leadership" plays up the old "youth before age" schism as the drive to be a leader, eschewing experience for cookie cutter slogans and pop-philosophy.
No more clearer is this exemplified in the TV series Silicon Valley. Being from the industry, the caricatures are painfully accurate, Dilbert-esque and enough for me to stop watching (let's face it, we watch TV to get away from reality, not have it thrown in the face). But in the tunnel-vision of "leadership&quo…