Today I heard someone use the phrase “Guide on the side, not a sage on the stage” to describe their leader.
Over the course of the last decade, I’ve seen so many of the latter: their flamboyant style of “leadership” supposed to “lift up the troops & march boldly ahead to success”. Work is not war, & I have come to loathe that language.
Occasionally, I have had the privilege of being around good leaders, to learn from them. Of course I fail awfully, but if only 1 in 10 of the ideas become part of me, the compounding effects have been invaluable.