And then one day, it all came crashing down when I failed the supervisory test and didn’t get the promotion to leadership. I eventually had to leave the organization. I derailed.
The proof of leadership, its true measure, is not about being assigned, appointed to, or awarded with leadership. It is about action, not position.
What many of these leaders haven’t discovered is that humility is an underrated and powerful leadership trait.
In his study of newly transitioned leaders, 69 percent felt unprepared for their new roles, Ron Carucci, co-founder of leadership training firm Navalent, writes in Harvard Business Review.
Great companies understand that joy is the highest form of productivity and that profit is just a bonus byproduct.
To give employees a role in shaping the future. Many say the most difficult part of change at work is feeling powerless over the future.
“Not all psychopaths are in prison – some are in the board room,” Robert Hare famously said during his aptly titled lecture, The Predators Among Us.
“Where is the spiritual value in rowing? The losing of self entirely to the cooperative effort of the crew.” — George Yeoman Pocock, boatbuilder, 1936 Olympic gold medal winner
Visiting the U.S. this week, Pope Francis is showing off a leadership style we can all learn from.
Many people and a host of commentators instinctively recoiled at the callous management practices described in a scathing New York Times article last month about Amazon.