Do you find yourself climbing the corporate ladder, meanwhile clinging to the power and status your position enables? If you are only a positional leader, it’s likely that you derive your authority and influence solely from the title you attained. In other words, people really only follow you because they have to. This approach to leadership will never achieve above-average performance from employees because status doesn’t command respect – behavior does. To inspire people and influence real action, ask how you can help them and stop telling them how they can help you.
Below, a good book on what it means to be a leader. Leadership is a verb, not a noun.
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