The world needs fewer ostentatiously heroic CEOs and more bosses who are willing to sweat the small stuff, says Mary Jo Asmus. That means keeping your ego in check and putting others first, thanking people for a job well done and listening to what those around you say. "Brave, courageous, bigger-than-life leaders are fascinating. But it's the small, everyday acts that make a leader great," Asmus writes.

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