We are not talking about your contribution as a leader versus your value as an individual contributor. Instead it’s about how you feel once you can’t produce the result alone. How do you viscerally value your contribution to the outcome when you’re no longer doing the actual work?
This brings us to the core objection. You love the work, so why would you take steps to stop doing the work?
The real questions are…
- Do you want to achieve beyond your personal bandwidth?
- Do you want to build a wall, or an entire building, or better yet, a cathedral?
Gustave Eiffel built the Eiffel Tower but he didn’t do any of the ironwork. If he’d gone it alone, we likely wouldn’t have the landmark which bears his name.
And it doesn't matter where you are when you work through this course, whether you're at a desk or on a sofa or outside.
Leadership doesn’t only happen at a desk...
It happens wherever you are.
Leadership happens in consequential environments; it happens in the moment, in how you interact, and based on how you think and feel.