A new client of mine was very uncomfortable with her new management responsibility, getting Migraines every time she had to tell her one direct report what to do. I asked her, “So, why did your boss want you to manage?”
“Because I’m competent…and sensitive to people.”
“Wow!” I responded. “Do you realize how few bosses have those qualities, and how badly that combination of qualities is needed in the workplace? If you have both, you must lead. The world needs you.”
Today she is a C-level leader in a major global company.
What qualities of yours need to be multiplied for the benefit of others?