How to be a great leader that is loved

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One of the great qualities of a leader is honesty and the ability to admit their mistakes. As the saying goes “honesty is the best policy”. Odin was accepted as a great leader amongst his employees, friends, and family. He was known for being exceptionally talented in lots of areas, one of them being leadership and persuasion. 

You may think there is no connection between honesty and persuasion. However, honesty in negotiations and relationships is an imperative part for credibility. If you’re a credible and honest person, chances are you will be able to persuade more people than a liar with no credibility.  

One of the things that made Odin a great leader was his honesty, whenever he was wrong. He would admit it. Odin was not afraid of being accountable for his mistakes. He would admit his fault the moment he realized it. Which made Odin a credible person. 

Most people think being honest entails more consequences than lying and refusing to be accountable. However, it’s actually the opposite. When you quickly admit your mistake and take accountability, you will prevent any further escalation or issue. Lying will only further damage you. 

Authors Note

In this book, we examine Odin’s notebooks to learn how to win friends and influence people from him. We wish our readers don’t just simply read this story but also try to learn from Odin. 

Book: How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie (Purchase book on Amazon)


  • If you are wrong, admit it. Admit it quickly and emphatically.  

As the saying goes, “No legacy is so rich as honesty.”

Notice: All of the entities and locations mentioned in this story are fictional.

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