It is only as we develop others that we permanently succeed.
My client, Thomas, who truly knows his business and was acknowledged for his intelligence, gained great satisfaction from having the answers to many of the challenges, large and small, his company faced. He also relished giving his followers the answers to their questions and solving problems for which they were responsible. All of his direct reports depended on him to solve their challenges and he thoroughly enjoyed doing so. It was stimulating for him. It was gratifying. He found, however, that he was growing increasingly frustrated with the performance of the organization.
As Thomas responded to my questions about his leadership style, ...