Stephen Covey said, “Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.” Leadership and management are two completely different things, but often confused as being interchangeable. To be a good leader, one must first be a good follower. But what if you don’t know how to follow?
This is a challenge that cuts to the very core of ambitious, driven individuals.
Thanksgiving may seem an unlikely time to ponder this challenge. Today, after all, is when we give thanks for what we do have. However, it’s also a time to reflect on what lead us to this point, which brings us, if even only briefly, to thinking about the future and what we can do to continue moving up that ladder and make sure it is still firmly anchored against the right wall.