To Lead is to Teach: new Expectations for Modern Managers
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.'
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?