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Armstrong learned about teamwork the hard way

Updated: July 5, 2005, 2:55 PM ET
By Chris Carmichael | Associated Press

Lance Armstrong's teammates would ride through fire for him, not because of money or the jerseys on their backs, but because he's mastered the art of effective leadership.

Great leaders understand the critical role emotion plays in performance, and that getting the most out of a team is a matter of harnessing the power of a positive attitude.

Lance was not always a great leader, nor was he a "born leader." When he was young, he was so strong he didn't believe he needed help from teammates. ...

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