When you have a team of great leaders and you are charged with leading them, are you really leading them?
Do they need someone to lead them?
Isn’t the objective that they become great leaders so they don’t need to be lead?
Perhaps then as the role of leadership evolves it moves from leading – where we work with our team on daily tasks providing constant reinforcement and direction to mentoring where we take a bigger step back assisting when problems arise that the leader has never seen before and then finally to Guiding where we direct the leader on their path, but step back and let them run with it as how they see fit.
Leading, Mentoring, Guiding – all an evolution of learning, coaching and growing as leaders.