A poor leader is like this fishtank design. It is all about surface showy bits designed to draw attention to the tank itself, detracting from the content within.


A good leader is like this design. Strong, simple, and unadorned. The focus is on the content of the tank, and not the tank itself.

The tank and its content need each other to make a synergistic whole. One that is greater than the sum of its parts. Like any good team.

A showy, ego-driven leader shifts this balance to focus attention on themselves as the greater part of the sum. And in doing so subtracts from the sub of the whole.

Which sort of leader are you?

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