“As a leader, you’re probably not doing a good job unless your employees can do a good impression of you when you’re not around.” Patrick Lencioni
I find this an interesting quote for several reasons, but I ask you to read it again before reading ahead.
The tendency in leadership is to think the job will not get done unless we are there to oversee it. Another common thought is found in the idea “if you want to get the job done right, you have to do it yourself.”
Is this true leadership? What happens when we are no longer around to get the job done right? What will the future hold?
As leaders, we need to make sure our leadership is being reproduced by the continuation of the work when we are no longer around.
A leader’s legacy should be the goal. I am not sure where I found this thought, but I love how it fits. Legacy comes when we put leaders in positions to do great things without us. Think about it.