Each of us walks a fine line between pride and jealousy as we watch our successors grow in the organization. Knowing that we played a part in the achievements of others is a great source of pride…but watching them take on responsibilities that once were exclusively ours can leave us feeling vulnerable.
Just as our successors are challenged to evolve into senior leaders, we too must learn to shift from senior leadership roles to become stewards of the organization. Doing so requires us to let go of things that we think define us and take joy in delegating them to others. Our legacies are not built on individual accomplishments, but on the achievements and leadership abilities of those we have chosen to succeed us.
Transcendent leadership is about selecting and promoting leaders who are more capable than us, then displaying the courage to let them prove it.
Be intentional about it…