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Dare: Straight Talk on Confidence, Courage, and Career for Women in Charge by Becky Blalock

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Chapter Nine

Dare to be There—for Others

Give Back and Invite Others to Join You at the Top

Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.

Les Brown, American businessman

So far, we've focused on getting you to dare to develop the skills you need, to take the risks that lead to great reward. Once you are a leader, however, the single greatest thing you will do is grow other leaders. So many times in the business world, amid the meetings and projects and financial reports, you wonder, “Am I really making a difference?”

Looking back on my career, there's one place I do know that I mattered: I made a difference for the people who worked on my teams and whom I mentored, both the men and the women. There's nothing that makes me happier ...

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