“A boss wants to pay for results, an employee wants recognition for effort. If a boss recognizes effort, they will get even better results.”
― Simon Sinek.
These days I am inspired by Simon Sinek, a top leadership expert. All three of his books- Start with Why? Leaders Eat Last and Together is Better have had a profound impact on my views on leadership.
Over the years I’ve worked with managers who had authority but were not leaders. Today when I recall those experiences, those managers were only interested in seeing through their subordinates and looked for short term results.
Over the years I understood that a leader is not somebody who sees through people but sees people through. He does this by coaching the team without them realizing that they are being coached. It is one of the best ways to grow yourself as a person.
We think that the short term results for which the leader drives people are what matter to organizational success. However what matters is how a leader is able to sacrifice his short term goals for long term success of the company.
Today I try to balance these two and nothing is more successful and enriching than developing people.
There are two kinds of Leaders: Leaders who see through people and leaders who see people through. What kind of leader are you?