Contrary to common wisdom, a leader’s job is not to be the task master, to get other people to do stuff. Nor, oddly, is it to set vision, inspire, align, motivate, develop, preach, market, sell, or coach.
A leader’s job is to create an environment where we all consistently and sustainably deliver desired results. We leaders have learned to do this by stewarding a clear, compelling, and commonly-understood mission, committing to win-win-or-don’t-play with everyone, building and renovating systems to support everyone getting things done well, and keeping the buzz high where we can access really good thinking & solutions and have fun along the way.
This is your job, leader.
In your corner,