Reading a blog post about leadership versus being a boss, I started to think about this matter again. I honestly don’t think that we need any more leaders – we actually need people to execute tasks.
Speaking of leaders, I’d rather call them coaches; coaches are people who understand that their largest task is to grow their team. A coacher doesn’t depend on Good Will, nor will he fix the breakdown or say “WE” instead of I…a coacher will make sure that the team has the tools to find how, and to fix the problem themselves.
The coach is a role model: he never expects others to do what he doesn’t. A coach is the one that turns the triangle upside down and putting himself at the bottom helping out.
A coach is the one that empowers and will guides. He is the mentor.