How people at the top mentor and coach others says volumes about their ability to lead. In fact, Tom Peters says that the primary question you need to ask when promoting someone to a more senior leadership position is – who have you developed and how have you developed them?
Peters says that developing others is actually what leadership is all about. “When you become a senior leader, you’re not supposed to be the number one strategist; you’re supposed to HIRE the number one strategist. And the point of the senior leader is the development of people.”