Shepherd Leadership

In the world of sheep, a shepherd is much stronger than and much smarter than the sheep, and it is the shepherd’s job to provide direction and protect for the sheep on his own.  In the world of business, however, a leader may not be stronger or smarter than anyone, but the leader’s job is still the same—providing direction and protection. In the world of the shepherd, leadership is done alone.

In the world of work, leadership is shared, and the really great leaders empower their teams to participate in these two activities with them.  It is not up to the leader alone. Protect and direct.  These two must be your priorities every single day.  Everything you do that matters will fit within one or the other.