We are familiar with the nature of elevators. Certain elevators move with ease and give us confidence in reaching our destination. However, there are elevators that leave us wishing we could take the stairs.
Elevators are convenient, less taxing on the body, and much quicker.
How wonderful would it be if we could take an elevator to the top of leadership? Think about it. The mind and body would be less stressed. We would not have to go through the process of strategically putting one foot in front of the other, even when we are tired. Initial thoughts indicate an increased convenience for such a journey.
We may wish it worked this way, but it never has and never will.
Reaching the top quickly, or with the least amount of stress, will not make us leaders. We are shaped by the experiences throughout the journey. We learn invaluable lessons, lessons to help us deal with the various issues facing leadership.
There are no quick and easy ways to the top of leadership. Work is involved, and the more diligence we exercise, the greater our leadership.