Are You a Replaceable Leader

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I started my career in the last integrated steel mill built in the United States. It was my first full-time engineering job after college.

It was a good experience. I made the most of what I could with the people I had surrounding me.

Why does that feel negative?

I walked in as a 22-year-old in a group that was made up of mostly 50–60-year-olds. Most of them did…