Today I was reminded of this quote:
"You can't help someone get up a hill without getting closer to the top yourself."
-- H. Norman Schwarzkopf
Isn't that worth remembering as a leader? Effective leaders keep ambition in perspective. Are they helping others? Are they making a difference? Are they guiding people to a better place or situation?
In doing so, the benefits absolutely return. With a focus on service and helping, we all make it further up the hill. Who are you helping to make the climb?