Great leaders and master gardeners have more in common than you might think, writes Kevin Eikenberry. Practicality and planning are essential for nurturing both plants and people, Eikenberry argues, but so too are a wildly optimistic streak and an ability to take full advantage of bumper crops when they come your way. "Recognize that as a leader you are in the growing business: you are growing people towards their potential," he writes.

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