In an excellent Harvard Business Review podcast, renowned author Dr. Maya Angelou expressed one of the true axioms of leadership. Towards the end of the conversation, Dr. Angelou was asked about her perspective on leadership.
Question: I’d like to wrap up asking about leadership. You’ve worked with some exceptional political leaders, from Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X to Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. So what you think makes a leader great?
Dr. Angelou: A leader sees greatness in other people. He nor she can be much of a leader if all she sees in herself.
I do not think I could have said it better myself.
Something to think about today…