What else?

Of course, things flow top down. How you lead has an impact throughout your organization. People who show up engaged, energized, and positive have a much better chance of being effective leaders than those who appear uninterested, stressed, or negative. What’s more, an interesting phenomenon occurs when you lead from this new perspective: You enable bottom-up innovation. When people feel respected, heard, and part of something bigger, they participate more, contribute more, and fuel growth in a bubble-up kind of way. Ideas can come from anyone, but only in Topdown organizations do those who aren’t at the top feel empowered to share their thoughts upward. By the way, this is true for families, as well.