It’s much more enjoyable to work for a leader. Develop your leadership skills. You’ll be helping yourself, your employees, and your family.
Managers at every level of the organization, from frontline supervisors and team leads to CEOs and senior executives, need to be careful about how they wield their authority. A manager who, by their action or inaction, lowers the ability of their people to engage in important issues and challenging situations in an open, balanced, non-defensive way, is by definition managing ineffectively.
Leadership is a tremendous responsibility. It gets messy, and it’s extremely hard work. The good news: there is a playbook for what great leaders do—to win and to last: The Power of Playing Offense.