“Successful people become great leaders when they learn to shift the focus from themselves to others.” - Marshall Goldsmith
Volume 13 Letter From the Editor:
Being the leader is never easy. It requires decisiveness and dealing with uncertainty. It means admitting your mistakes and shortcomings, which you can be positive there will be. And, most importantly, it sometimes means giving away your power so that you can empower the right person to lead in different situations.
Nobody’s perfect. And that’s why sometimes, it’s best for you to step back and let someone else lead. You must quiet your leader, alpha, persona and let your follower, doer, persona shine through. If you’ve always held the reins, it can be difficult to let go of your ego and hand them over to someone else. It’s vital to recognize when you’re out of your realm of knowledge, and where someone else might be better suited to make an important decision.
Don’t overlook your contribution as you execute shoulder to shoulder with the rest of the team. And, while someone else is leading, you have the opportunity to learn from them. Leadership is an art. It’s our privilege to work with some of the world’s most exciting leaders to share the brushstrokes behind their masterpieces.