How many of us have seen leaders climb the ladder into the “Tower?” Where they now put themselves into isolation or amongst a close circle of other leaders or managers and become disconnected from their subordinates or employees.
In my current course of study on executive leadership coaching at Georgetown’s Institute of Transformational Leadership, we have been discussing the age old art of listening and the skills required to listen well.
I think many us have observed in our lives the challenge of someone who refuses to step up and lead, who will also not follow the leader and then who will not get out of the way as the organization or team tries to move forward.
I finally had the opportunity to see “Sully” this weekend, the movie highlighting Capt. Chesley Sullenberger’s piloting of USAIR flight 1549 and doing a forced landing on the Hudson River, saving 155 lives in one of the most amazing feats of airmanship we have ever seen.