“…the reality is that 99 percent of all leadership occurs not from the top but from the middle of an organization.
Not everyone understands what it means to influence others in every direction – those you work for, the people who are on the same level with you, and those that work for you. Some people are good at leading the members of their own team, but they seem to alienate the leaders in other departments of the organization. Other individuals excel at building a great relationship with their boss, but they have no influence with anyone below them in the organization
Leading in all directions will require you to learn three different sets of leadership skills…”
– John C. Maxwell, The 360 Degree Leader