I recently had to drive for about an hour in a dense fog. Thank goodness for the white line on the side of the road or I would not have made it.
I know that line is there all the time, but I usually don’t pay attention to it. I suppose at night it becomes a subconscious guide, but for the most part, I don’t even notice its existence.
Yet, in fog or bad weather, that white stripe becomes an essential lifeline for a driver.
Try to be like that line for your employees: where they are mostly unaware that you are guiding them, but you are always there when they need you.
It’s a good style to drive an organization.
Originally published in modified form on June 25, 2015