In this chapter we will read inspirational stories about letting go of yourself and focusing on your teams. Unleashing your Inner Leader means letting go of yourself and focusing your efforts on the team with whom you are working. A good leader asks his or her people to seek alternatives rather than simply giving them the answer.
When a leader removes distractions, the team can have a clear path to become experts. This builds confidence among the team, which then develops into trust and respect. A good leader listens to his or her people, keeps his or her eye on the basics, and clears the road so that the team has a clear path to success. A leader is best when people fail to know that he or she exists.
Success happens when leaders make the commitment to push themselves out of the way and give their people the room to do it themselves.
Much of discovering your Inner Leader is based on understanding yourself, as we discovered in Part One of this book. Once that journey helps you realize your authentic self, the second part of unleashing your Inner Leader is to put all those self-discoveries to work.
In this chapter we will become inspired by people who discovered that unleashing their Inner Leader really meant letting go of themselves and focusing on the team with whom they were working. As we saw throughout Part Two and especially in Chapter 6 when discussing delegation, one of the hardest tasks for a leader ...