AT THE BEGINNING OF A BROADWAY SHOW, the lights dim, the music plays, and the audience waits for the spotlight to hit the stage. When the main actor appears, the story begins.
So it is with leadership. When you become a leader, people wait for you to step into the spotlight on center stage. All eyes are fixed on you—waiting to see who you are, what you will say, and what you will do. After all, you are the leader.
What if the spotlight appeared on stage, and you were not in it? What would happen then?
The people would be confused. They would wonder where you were. They would think that you didn’t understand your role.
Until they realized what you were doing.
You are a different kind of leader. Not seeking the spotlight. ...