Leaders are meant to pave the path. To lead the way. To go into the unknown.
The path may be unclear. That’s why leaders must possess two traits.
Leaders must be willing to listen and to look.
Some people may wonder why leaders need to be willing to listen. They’re leaders after all. They’re the ones going ahead. There’s no reason they need to listen.
Sorry buddy, those who say this are wrong. In a major way.
It’s like in mountain climbing. As you’re ascending the mountain, you’ve got to keep your ears open for dangers.