Updated: Jan 10, 2019
Why do I only work with leaders within the business? It’s easy. They have influence. For me to have the most significant impact in an organisation I need to be able to engage with and influence the leadership in the businesses.
Having worked over many years with capable leaders there is one attribute that stands out. That is, leaders are readers. I am always surprised how many business leaders read. How do they manage to squeeze another activity into their already busy day? In a word, focus. Bill Gates had his famous ‘think week’, where he read 112 books, articles and white pages. Many high calibre CEO’s do the same.
Don’t forget – nothing interesting can come out of your brain that you didn't first put in there.
The mark of a successful leader is when during executive discussions they look around and realise they are not the smartest person in the room.