Thursday, February 21, 2013
Lead, Follow AND Get Out of the Way!
As a leadership philosophy, the admonishment is not quite right. It works better with "and" instead of "or." A great leader leads, follows and gets out of the way.
A great leader leads by clearly articulating the mission and building the right team. A leader follows the conversation about the mission and considers how input from the team should refine the mission. Finally, a great leader gets out of the way and lets the team accomplish their mission.
Are you leading or getting in the way?
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