A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
–John C Maxwell
What do you like most about being a leader? We captured a variety of reasons our clients have shared with us and what they liked most was: (in no particular order)

  • One on One Coaching
  • Sharing knowledge, skills, and experiences
  • Driving Results
  • Identifying and executing goal attainment
  • Creating a true team with members that support one another
  • Helping determine a career path
  • Providing healthy feedback
  • Inspiring others to do more
  • Being viewed as authentic and trustworthy
  • Decision Making / Strategic Thinking

SmartPulse conducts frequent, non-scientific polls of more than 200,000 subscribers and one survey that caught our eye was one about what leaders view as their favorite role. They asked:

What’s the best part of being in a leadership role?
  1. Helping my team members develop, grow and succeed:                        52%
  2. Having control over the way things run:                                               4%
  3. Being able to set direction, take risks and make things happen:             34%
  4. Being visible and valued in the organization:                                         6%
  5. Overcoming the challenges leaders face every day:                               3%
  6. Something else:                                                                                 2%

When you looked through the list, what popped out at you? Is your favorite leadership role part of the list?  If no, please share it!


Mike and Jan

Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.
–Bill Bradley