Why a Leader Steps Down

April 19, 2018

According to John Baldoni (photo, left), "A leader’s legacy is a sum of pluses and minuses. Ideally, you want the pluses to outweigh the minuses so a leader retires from an organization that is thriving."

"But when you know you have done your best, there is nothing more to say. Or, as used to be said upon the death of a king, 'The king is dead, long live the king.'"


"It's tempting to think that in order to be a valuable team player, you should say “yes” to every request and task that is asked of you. People who say yes to everything have a lot of speed. They're always doing stuff but never getting anything done. Why? Because they don't think in terms of velocity. Understanding the difference between speed and velocity will change how you work."


"Open board meetings may seem extreme, but they are part of a strict code of transparency that I believe factors heavily into our innovation and rapid growth."

"This kind of honesty can be scary at times, but when the company is honest about both successes and setbacks, it creates a context and a narrative that employees can understand and become invested in. Not only are we empowering employees with information, we’re giving them an opportunity to help solve challenges that are outside of their day-to-day roles."

Author bio – "Bipul Sinha is co-founder and CEO of Rubrik. Previously, he was a partner at Lightspeed, where he invited in Nutanix (founding investor and board member), PernixData and Numerify​."


Here's a quick read on the topic by the nice people at Farnam Street.


"The idea is to live in the middle of ideas, believing in them enough to take action but not enough so they become too big of an anchor when something better comes along. More than acknowledging the uncertainty of beliefs you need to embrace it. . . ."


"In this post, you’ll learn what’s at the root of money stress, and develop ten strategies to reduce it and have a more peaceful life."


"Do you advertise on Facebook?"

"Wondering if you should choose your bidding by link clicks (CPC) or impressions (CPM)?

"In this article, you’ll discover how choosing bids for ads affects your Facebook ad campaigns."


"Do you advertise on Facebook?"

"Wondering if you should choose your bidding by link clicks (CPC) or impressions (CPM)?

"In this article, you’ll discover how choosing bids for ads affects your Facebook ad campaigns."


"Spying on your ecommerce competition can help with product pricing and marketing strategy. The first step is to identify all competitors no matter how large or small. Once you’ve compiled a list, start collecting and analyzing the data."


"Spying on your ecommerce competition can help with product pricing and marketing strategy. The first step is to identify all competitors no matter how large or small. Once you’ve compiled a list, start collecting and analyzing the data."



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