Are you ambitious? If so, are you ambitious for yourself or for your organization?
Jim Collins talks about Level 5 leadership, which, according to him, is the most successful level of leadership. This is what he tells us about Level 5 leaders and ambition:
"Level 5 leaders channel their ego needs away from themselves and into the larger goal of building a great [organization]. It's not that Level 5 leaders have no ego or self-interest. Indeed, they are incredibly ambitious - but their ambition is first and foremost for the institution, not themselves."
From: Good to Great by Jim Collins
Published by: Harper Business