Drawing from my own personal experience, there is one exceptional leader who I will never forget. He had a way of connecting and cutting through. His authenticity, energy and commitment to delivering his vision was palpable, you could feel it simply by entering the room. He acknowledged that as the face of a successful company he was never alone, he explained that his success was a collective effort of his team and that he was “standing on the shoulders of giants.”
We spend a lot of time talking about how to do our jobs better. That is our technical jobs, the work that draws on our skill set in communication and engagement. But if you’ve ever managed a team you, you have probably discovered that managing and leading a team takes up a lot more of your time.