Sigge Sandstrom, CEO, Finland
: I am sorry but I don't really get your point. To me it is obvious that a leader spends time with those who his own success is dependent on. If he does not spend time and care for his people, how can he be a good leader?
To me Level 5 Leadership is a very humble and almost Lutheran way to approach to live. A level 5 leader puts his own narcissistic needs aside and is happy with the fact that if his team is performing well. They get noticed, they make a difference. Then it wont take long before also the level 5 leader gets his recognition.
Anyway, this gets a bit skewed now but I think if narcissistic personal drivers for ones leadership is what gets one going (rewards, options, recognitions, your name on the door...) then I am prepared to question whether the motives for the leadership are really sound and healthy?