A leader's effectiveness is dictated by those who choose to follow.
Leaders rarely view their roles from below. Seldom do they actually stop and take in the vista from a different vantage point. They often assume that the view from the top is the only view worth looking at, and those at or near the bottom are unable to see the "big picture."
The people following a leader who is climbing up the corporate mountain, with its jagged cliffs and steep walls, surprisingly have the best view and the greatest impact on whether that leader rises to the peak or falls to the canyon below.
These same individuals can guide his steps to solid footholds that won't crumble away. Solid footholds are strong, secure outcrops where a leader can feel the strength and support beneath him. Leaders in the corporate world need these solid footholds to feel confident in their ability to survive the perilous climb.
If you're ready to effectively lead - listen to the voices below you! These same voices will ensure your successful ascent to the top!