There was a time when I was reporting to senior managers during the project implementation. Now people report to me and I manage multiple teams. That transition was a milestone when the choice was made about what type of leader to become.
I witnessed the command and control style of leadership and I also experienced firsthand the servant leadership. When you know the difference in practice, the choice is obvious.
Care about your people, support them, enable and empower them, it will pay off in a long run and will help you build great teams who achieve outstanding results.
This is why I absolutely love this quote of John Maxwell:
“Leaders become great not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others”.John Maxwell