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.
You may experience rockslides, other climbers who are dangerous, or to hear your own voice once you’ve reached the summit.
Listening allows you to HEAR the dangers you may be coming upon.