I still remember the booming voice heard from across the office five years ago when I began working at my current organization. It was a loud, opinionated, and rough-around-the-edges leader who had immense influence over the direction of the organization. After a year working with him, I was confused about why he had so much influence. Our leadership styles were vastly different, and that’s something I had never experienced before. Most of my assumptions about successful leaders were the polar opposite of what I was witnessing.
Fast forward to today, and I have respect and an understanding of how he