This week I was talking with a church leader and the concepts of Jim Collins' "Level 5 Leader" came up in our discussion.
The conversation triggered a quick revisit to the book, and to this little gem by Collins:
Level 5 leaders look out the window to apportion credit to factors outside themselves when things go well (and if they cannot find a specific person or event to give credit to, they credit good luck).
At the same time, they look in the mirror to apportion responsibility, never blaming bad luck when things go poorly.
Every leader looks out the window and in the mirror.
What do you see?