Even as a new leader, you can’t ignore the fact that your position as a leader is temporary.
One day you’ll leave. You’ll transition out of your leadership position. And someone will take over for you.
Or maybe you’ll be asked to leave. Not given the choice to exit your leadership position gracefully.
While we don’t really look forward to either kind of exit, we still know that we will leave one day. Either by choice or by force.
In the meantime, we’ve got to be raising up others to become a leader in our place.
Know Who’s Under You
Now, I don’t mean this in a derogatory way. The fact is that we have team members we’re leading over and they’re technically under us.
That’s the way organizations work.