My friend John Maxwell has another excellent book just out called Leadership Gold. In it he contradicts a popular leadership myth: if it is lonely at the top, you’re not doing it right.
Effective leaders should be surrounding themselves with good people and building strong relationships. While there are decisions that ultimately the leader must make and make alone, he or she should never isolate nor burn relational bridges.
What’s the point of rising to the top if you can’t take good people with you? And why labor alone when there is so much talent available, willing and able to help?
It shouldn’t be lonely at the top.