As a leader, you will acquire a lot of knowledge and experience--even wisdom--along the way.  One of the most important parts of your job is passing it on to the next generation of leaders.  This is how you expand the capabilities of everyone else in your organization, individually and collectively.

Tim Sanders calls this being a "lovecat".  According to Sanders in his book, Love Is The Killer App, "...a lovecat gives away their intangibles to promote growth of everybody they do business with.  This is their fundamental at work strategy."  By intangibles he means readily sharing your knowledge, your network of relationships and your compassion.

Stephen R. Covey says "Leadership is communicating to people their worth and potential so clearly that they come to see it in themselves."   It is your team's accomplishments and what they do because of you, not for you, that will generate your mark as a leader.

Have you left your mark as a leader?  I would love to hear what you have done.  Just click on the title of this post and leave your comments.


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