When you become a leader, your challenge is to inspire others, develop them, and create change through them. You’ve got to flip that switch and understand that it’s about serving the folks on your team.
—Jaime Irick, General Electric
What enables leaders like Kevin Sharer to avoid derailment and make the transition from being heroes of their own journeys to become authentic leaders who empower other leaders? Most of the leaders we interviewed had transformative experiences on their journeys that enabled them to recognize that leading was not about their success but the success they could create by empowering others to lead.
In his best-selling novel, The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho tells the story of Santiago, ...

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