The following is adapted from It’s Never Just Business.
If you’re an organizational leader, here’s a truth I’d like to share with you:
Leadership isn’t about coming up with the best idea or solution to a problem.
Leadership is about helping your team come up with the best ideas.
Early in your career, you had a ton of ideas. You took risks, advocated for your ideas, solved problems, and moved the organization forward. You were the go-to person, and you were rewarded for coming up with and advocating solutions.
Then you got promoted to manager—now what? The shift can be difficult, so to help you deal with it, here are three actions you should adopt as a leader.