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Leadership is not all about you, write Sucheta Nadkarni and Andreas Richter on the University of Cambridge Judge Business School blog. A strong team makes a great CEO and the most successful leaders look to others for solutions.

The traditional view of leadership paints a lonely picture of the CEO bearing the weight of responsibility on his or her shoulders alone. But a very basic rule of business is: if you can’t do something yourself, then get someone in who can.

“Leaders should not be afraid to shine a light on those around them,” Nadkarni writes. You need to recognise it’s impossible to have all the answers. Allow your employees to be an active part of your business – free to generate ideas and offer advice and guidance when required.

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Source Article: Why Leadership Is Not All About You
Author(s): Sucheta Nadkarni and Andreas Richter