Author's Note: Today launches a new series I am calling Summer Shorts: Leadership Insights in 100 words or less. I will run this through the beginning of September.
A leader is someone that looks outside the organization and surveys the horizon. This allows them to set the pace, and for others to follow.
Given the nature of events so far in 2020, the tendency for leaders has been to look within. This has been wise. A global pandemic cannot be planned for, so we have to make sure that our team have all hands-on-deck in addressing problems.
But now we must look out and up. To do that we have to trust things inside will be handled. That trust is one reason followers follow.