Trade In the Spotlight & the Superhero Cape
Our culture tends to equate leadership with power and the spotlight.
The top of the ladder is the pinnacle.
Center stage is a territory to siege.
But let me tell you what you rarely hear about the truly great leaders.
The great leaders are not the perceived heroes.
They exchange their spotlight for the spotlight of others. They defer the credit to those they lead rather than claiming it for themselves.
The truly great leaders see their role as the champion and cheerleaders of others. Their quest for acknowledgment hits the sidelines.
Great leaders are the hero-makers. They let others win, succeed and own the spotlight.
This transition from hero to hero-makers, is one of the most difficult parts of truly being a leader. It’s the death to self that leads you to the level 5 servant leader true leaders aspire to.
I hope to be that leader one day. Don’t you?