Over the years I have worked with countless business leaders, helping them navigate the murky waters of leadership. During those same years, I’ve read volumes of books and articles claiming to have the definitive answer on how to transform an individual contributor into a great leader.
Clearly, if there was a formula, a series of prescribed actions and activities that would result in the worker to leader transformation, I would have discovered it by now. What I firmly believe is that there is no one path, no single journey that results in this transformation. Every person who aspires to be a successful organizational leader has their own unique path to discover and follow. (more…)