This is a great article on Leadership.
At the Pega Executive Forum for senior insurance executives last year, we heard from Baroness Eliza Manningham-Buller, ex-Head of MI5 on the subject of Leadership in times of crisis - a superb evening.
My personal belief is that you should always surround yourself with people better than you and spend your time helping them to achieve.
If you think your most important job as a leader is to write mission statements, set goals, or even increase revenue, you’re focusing on the wrong metrics. Your most significant role doesn’t involve your results; your job is to inspire your employees’ results, says Richard S. Wellins, co-author of Your First Leadership Job: How Catalyst Leaders Bring Out the Best In Others. “As a leader your focus changes; your number one priority is to bring out the best in others,” says Wellins, who is senior vice president at management consulting firm DDI. A study done by DDI and Harris Interactive found that 98% of employees who have good leaders are motivated to do their best, while only 11% of employees with ineffective managers felt motivated to give their best.