I think this post from The Six Element covers this better than I ever could. Hope you enjoy.
“The heart of leadership is putting others ahead of yourself.” – John Maxwell –
I don’t think that there is anything about the above quote that would take anyone by surprise. If you ask any average person walking down the street whether a leader should put followers first, it is likely that he or she will say yes. Yet despite our collective belief that this is a worthwhile principle, and one that should be affirmed by action, it is something we rarely see.
Part of the problem, I believe, lies with the simple fact that many people who are in positions of leadership do not see themselves as leaders. They may accept that their organization calls them that, or that they are responsible for other human beings, or that their actions have…
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