The real test of leadership isn’t what you can do, but what you empower and enable others to do.
What I mean by this is simple. Real leaders raise leaders, enable others, and empower others. But we have this idea in our cultural mind that leaders blaze a trail, get stuff done, and move things forward by the sheer force of their will. And maybe that’s true sometimes.
But I think the true leader isn’t’ the one who focuses on what they can get done, but what they can help others to get done.
And it’s a shift in thinking but it needs to happen.
The best leaders are the ones who help others to lead well.
So it’s not just about focusing on what you can do, but what can you help others to do?