Leadership is expensive. Costly. Cheap leadership is never good leadership.
Here are seven high costs of good leadership:
1. Personal agenda.
Good leaders give up their personal desires for the good of others, the team or the organization.
What you control, you limit. Good leaders give freedom and flexibility to others in how they accomplish the predetermined goals and objectives.
Leading well is no guarantee a leader will be popular. In fact, there will be times where the opposite is more true. Leaders take people through change. Change is almost never initially popular.
If you are leading well, you don’t often get to lead “comfortably.” You get to wrestle with messiness and awkwardness and push through conflict and difficulty. It’s for a noble purpose, but it isn’t easy.