The primary job of leadership is to inspire the brilliance in others

I don’t know about you, but I feel something is being demanded of me, or force is being used, I am immediately reluctant to give it. Increasingly I am coming to believe that the true job of leadership is to cultivate the conditions in which brilliance and people’s best is seen, valued and supported. And this starts with leaders being dedicated to their own journey to liberate their own brilliance and potential. You lead by example, not by demand.