In most cases, your boss is the person with the most influence over your ability…
The late organizational scholar Warren Bennis once said, “Leaders must encourage their organizations to dance to forms of music yet to be heard.”
His advice reminds us that leadership requires, among other attributes, the courage to lean into the unknown and guide others safely toward it, not through control but with inspiration, influence, and intention.
But in today’s companies, we incorrectly assume that those in leadership roles are influential leaders. Not only are many executives incompetent at truly leading and exerting broad influence within their organization, but many individual contributors and junior managers are more adept at building relationships and engaging others around a vision beyond their immediate domain.
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