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