From the outside, leadership looks like a guy sitting on top of the pile, commanding all he surveys.
The reality is much different; it feels more like being a little piece of driftwood in a tsunami.
Things happening all around you, things flying all around you you, never ending. It’s a lot more messy than it looks…
Business and leadership can be messy. Business is complex. Leadership is often not what it appears to be. It’s not so much about having everything ‘under control’, but creating the vision, direction and purpose for your organization. With that vision, people have confidence.
The real challenge of leadership is making everything look under control even if in reality, it’s all just organized chaos.