So be yourself.
This is, of course, from Oscar Wilde’s famous quote, an essential reminder for anyone working on leading better.
Yes, that’s right, “working” on leading, not “being” a leader. I’ve always had a hard time thinking of leading as a state of “being” a leader. It feels too static. And it opens the door to think of leadership as owning a title.
Leadership is dynamic. Leadership is never done, but it’s always due. So it is a constant work in progress. Hence the verb“working”.
“Pour être boss, et bien mon pote il faut bosser.” – Mc Solaar, Prose Combat – 1994
The essential labor in leadership is to work on being yourself.