This book does a great job of showing that the goal of true leadership is to help others-teammates, employees, and colleagues – become more capable, confident and accomplished than their leaders. Truly great leaders in life become so because they cause others to be greater than themselves.
3 keys to achieving what the Author calls GTY(Greater Than Yourself):
1. Expand yourself.
The GTY process starts with you. You have to expand yourself, your knowledge, and your interests. You have to have a very deep and expansive sense of who you are. Your self-confidence has to unshakable. Your heart has to be big enough to care about another’s hope and dreams at least as much as you care about your own. You have to be getting better and better, more competent smarter, more experienced, more connected to others all the time. “When you ain’t got nothing, you got nothing to give”-Bob Dylan.
2. Give yourself.
This book explains how the real pay off comes with the giving of knowledge not the hoarding of knowledge. If you are truly interested in making someone else greater than yourself, you have to give freely of not only your knowledge, but all you’re resources: your connections, network, experience, insights, advice, counsel, and even your time.
3. Replicate Yourself
It simply isn’t enough to make others greater than yourself. Replicate yourself by teaching others to do exactly what you have done for them. By making sure the people you elevate are doing the same for others.