What is the prerequisite for becoming a leader or a CEO ?
Many a times people answer from their imagination that the person needs to be selfish, ruthless, callous, conniving and manipulative.
Nothing can be farther from truth if you really look around at the great leaders / CEOs around you. Leaders who have built amazing businesses and delivered successfully are also the ones who have been able to build great teams. They were able to build great teams because smart people wanted to work with them.
Truly great leaders create an environment where the employee feels that the CEO cares more about the employees. Amazing things happen only in this kind of environment.
I am quoting another gem from Ben Horowitz‘s book “The Hard Thing About Hard Things” where he talks about who do smart people work for.
“Smart people do not work for people who do not have their interests in mind and in heart.”
Ben calls this “The Bill Campbell Attribute” after the legendary Bill who he considers the best at doing this.
And this is what differentiates leaders from wannabes.
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