The Most Powerful Definition of Leadership

I’m a fan of Success magazine ( The monthly infusion of ideas and inspiration is a great source of personal and professional development.
A recent edition featured an interview with Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP, a $200 billion company. McDermott’s story of how he went from corner store (buying the local deli when he was just 16!) to corner suite is energizing.
Yet what stood out most for me was his definition of leadership. For all that is written about what leaders do and what traits they possess, the crux of it comes down to this:
Leadership is the art of developing followership.
Ultimately, it’s not about you. It’s about them.
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