Interesting comments from recruiter Harry Joiner, about what's expected of managers/leaders in his area of ecommerce. 'Now more than ever...to teach is to lead. You can't just hit home runs while being a lone wolf in the clubhouse. You gotta raise the batting average of everyone in your dugout.'
He quotes from an article on Cycles of Leadership:
Great leaders don't care where good ideas come from. They don't let their egos prevent them from learning from any source--outside their industry or below their hierarchical level. The ability to teach begins with what we call a "teachable point of view," a set of ideas, values, and ways of energizing people that can be articulated and put into action.
How about raising these ideas next time you're interviewing for a senior position?