How we typically think about success:

- number of reports
- salary
- title

Better ways to gauge it:

- positive culture influence
- market influence
- revenue impact

Some of the best leaders I know have no direct reports and unassuming titles.

And yet, they are sought after by execs as a sounding board for the direction of the company.

Don’t settle for vanity metrics to determine your value to the business.

Play the long game, make a material impact, and build influence in a market you enjoy.

Over time you will have everything you want and more. The world is hungry for more leaders.

How else should we be measuring our success?

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