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Leading from the Front: No-Excuse Leadership Tactics for Women by Courtney Lynch, Angie Morgan

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CHAPTER 4

TRUE LEADERS DEDICATE THEMSELVES TO SERVICE—TAKE CARE OF THOSE YOU LEAD

Nearly everyone wants to be in charge—to be the boss, the top dog, the leader. Because when you’re the leader, you get to make the rules, right? You also get power, prestige, and perks, like a bigger paycheck and an office with a door. For many, being a leader is synonymous with the benefits—tangible and intangible—of the position.

Unfortunately, leaders who place a priority on the trappings of their position, rather than on their new responsibilities and obligations, frequently aren’t effective in the role. We’ve seen plenty of senior-level employees get so caught up in flaunting their power that they lose focus—they forget that their number one priority should ...

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