There’s a danger lurking in much of our work around leadership…
It’s all about me.
It’s about my development, my progress, my growth.
In our rhetoric, we proclaim that we know leadership really isn’t about us — we “can’t be leaders without followers” and all that — but a quick search around “leadership” shows that the vast majority of our leadership studies focus primarily on us as individuals.
In his book, Start Something That Matters, TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie says, “A leader can create a company, but a community creates a movement.”
Our self-ish leadership obsession is in overdrive. It’s time to focus a bit more of our leadership attention on what it means to create great communities.
(I explore this idea in more detail in a new article for the LeadChange Group, just posted today. Click here to read.)