Truths About Leadership Nobody Wants to Hear Part 5
Your vision and leadership mean nothing – not without the credibility and competence to get things done.
Lot’s of people have lots of ideas. Some of them are even likable enough to get other people interested in working with them on those ideas. But without the ability to support that vision with your own hard work it’s probably not going to happen. Nobody likes to be the only donkey pulling the cart, not even other hired donkeys.
Credibility means doing what you said you would do. Competence means the ability to deliver on those promises. So be careful about what you promise, but once you promise it, move heaven and earth to deliver. Then together with your vision (and the ability to authentically share it) you’ve got a chance.
The Hard Work:
Making others look good, also known as the Canvas Strategy:
“The person who clears the path ultimately controls its direction, just as the canvas shapes the painting.” – Ryan Holiday