By Robin Sharma
Grow the Leader is based on a simple yet powerful concept: Your enterprise’s ultimate competitive advantage comes down to a single imperative—your ability to grow and develop leaders faster than the competition. The more quickly you can get every single person in the company demonstrating leadership behavior—regardless of their position—the more quickly you will lead the field. Your race is to grow leaders fast and to develop a leadership culture before your competition does.
A leadership culture is one where everyone thinks like an owner, a CEO or a managing director. It’s one where everyone is entrepreneurial and proactive. This means they focus on reaching solutions rather than on the problems. This means they do whatever it takes to keep customers happy. This means they worry about sales and do their part to reduce costs. This means they take personal responsibility for achieving results that move the business forward (whether they run the mailroom or sit in a boardroom). This means they shape the culture, stay positive and lead by example.