Ultimately…

Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts. It’s about keeping your team focused on a goal and motivated to do their best to achieve it, especially when the stakes are high and the consequences really matter. It is about laying the groundwork for others’ success, and then standing back and letting them shine.

– Chris Hadfield

Leaders….

Leaders can help employees connect with and relate to people across organisational divides by doing four things:

  • developing and developing cultural brokers
  • encouraging employees to ask questions
  • helping people to see things through other peoples’ eyes
  • broadening everybody’s vision of internal & external expertise networks

– Tiziana Casciaro, Amy C.Edmondson & Sujin Jang (HBR May-June 2019)