Levels of Leadership

"A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader, a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves" - Eleanor Roosevelt

I came across this chart that I think does an excellent job outlining the growth "arc" of a leader.  It demonstrates how a leader's ability to lead should change over time and the effect it has on his or her team.  I think it's worth discussing as it provides an excellent vision for leadership and how one is to expand their influence.

Level 1: Position (Rights)
Why do people follow: People follow this leader because they have to.  
How to move to the next level: Connect with your team by listening, observing and learning.  Have an attitude of service

Level 2: Permission (Relationships)
Why do people follow: People follow this leader because they want to.  
How to move to the next level: Develop momentum and become an example of how to be effective and productive

Level 3: Production (Results)
Why do people follow: People follow this leader because of what you've accomplished.  
How to move to the next level: Grow your team and help them reach their goals by equipping them and positioning them to achieve 

Level 4: People Development (Reproduction)
Why do people follow: People follow this leader because of what you've done for them.  
How to move to the next level: Continue on your journey of learning and growing as an inspiring and nurturing leader

Level 5: Pinnacle (Respect)
Why do people follow: People follow this leader because of what you represent.  

Chart in Blake's words: to grow as a leader, one must focus on relationship-building and results first, then develop a reputation of helping others become great.  All will lead to a sterling reputation as a leader and will draw others to want to follow you.  If you remember two words from this post: relationships and results.

Where are you on this arc?  What do you need to focus on to get to the next level?  

Source: 
8 Life Hacks That’ll Make You a More Effective Leader, by Neil Patel, http://neilpatel.com/blog/be-an-effective-leader/