The Dichotomy of Leadership

Good leadership is sensitive, retrospective and internally focused while externally tough and forward looking. Huh?

To lead you must know yourself; what you’re good at, what you’re not and most importantly what you want. It is all about you. If you lie or fool yourself you put the whole group at risk. It is your responsibility to spend your time figuring out you. But, this is a private conversation. Externally leadership requires decisiveness, sometimes tough, hard decisions and a vision that is inclusive but solid, it can’t easily sway in the wind with every comment and critique - in other words you can’t be a self obsessed, reaction to the moment flake, or no one in their right mind will listen to you, let alone follow you.

What a dichotomy.