May Contain Blueberries

the sometimes journal of Jeremy Beker

After my former boss, Susan Evan’s great blog post this morning: In the category of not as easy as it looks: Being Boss, I ran across a Harvard Business Review interview with the amazing John Cleese. It contained a great quote I had to share:

In the book Life and How to Survive It, which I developed with Robin Skynner, we decided that the ideal leader was the one who was trying to make himself dispensable. In other words, he was helping the people around him acquire as many of his skills as possible so he could let everyone else do the work and just keep an eye on things, minimizing his job and the chaos that would come with a transfer of authority.