Just because you are CEO don’t think you have landed. You must continually increase your learning the way you think and the way you approach the organization. I’ve never forgotten that.
I grew up in a Hindu household but went to a Roman Catholic school. I grew up with a mother who said ‘I’ll arrange a marriage for you at 18’ but she also said that we could achieve anything we put our minds to an encourage us to dream of becoming prime minister or president.
Leadership is hard to define and good leadership even harder. But if you can get people to follow you to the ends of the earth you are a great leader.
The one thing I have learned as a CEO is that leadership at various levels is vastly different. When I was leading a function or a business there were certain demands and requirements to be a leader. As you move up the organization the requirements for leading that organization don’t grow vertically they grow exponentially.