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Monday 24 March 2014

Leadership: Yours to Discover

Remember the whole John Tory/golf/complain for promotions thing?  This is that mentality he was referencing.

We have a system that encourages people to validate their bosses and make the people at the top of the food chain feel like they are pioneers.  In practice, though, how often is it that the people at the bottom are the ones leading the way forward and empowering the people with access to resources and broad networks?

The truth is, there are some amazingly talented people out there right now either succeeding quietly or nudging towards great things at a painfully slow pace because no one is looking to guide them.  These are the pioneers, treading new ground and building new bridges where they need to but expanding outwards, not racing to the top.

Just imagine what we could accomplish if we had actual leaders at the top as well as at the bottom, connecting in the middle. 

There's no telling how far we could grow.

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