Real leaders do not sacrifice their most important relationships—family, friends, colleagues—to achieve results.
What do you want the world to remember about you? What would your team members remember you for? Sometimes, leaders forget that every position is transient and just as their rise to power has a start date it also has an end date. The difference between great leaders and mediocre ones is simple: Great leaders know that there is an end date and want to make a significant difference before their end date arrives while mediocre leaders lose sight of the end date thinking their position is eternal.
Think of the following executives:
- Al “Chainsaw” Dunlap of Sunbeam Products who compared himself to “Rambo ...