You aren’t pulled to success by destiny. You’re lifted there by those around you. So acknowledge their contribution, and bring them along for the ride. – Derek Sivers (from: Include everyone in your Success)
Whatever, the sentiment is exactly right.
It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
It’s a good thought to keep in mind as you deal with your ego at work and think about vision and alignment to higher goals.
There is nothing like ambiguity to crystallise the abilities of a leader. Navigating uncharted waters, and helping others see a way forward is an essential skill for anyone who aims to take a leadership role.
Leadership is accepting responsibility for enabling others to achieve shared purpose under conditions of uncertainty – Marshall Ganz
The old adage of ‘change is a constant’ has been true in all the businesses I have served in, and every group has needed its leaders to take responsibility and enable their teams to move toward a common goal, whatever the conditions and challenges.