For most of my life in Corporate America, I had amazing bosses. Men who understood me and respected my talent.
However, at the end, there were a few in particular who made me wonder how they had achieved the success they had, given their lack of leadership skills.
When I started my own company, I was asked what my definition of Leadership was. This question prompted me to set out on a quest to determine exactly how I was going to lead.
The best answer that I came up with is this: A leader is not someone who towers over his audience and tells them what to do, but kneels in front of them and asks, "What do you need and how can I help you, to do your job better?"
Inspire, educate and protect.