“One of the things that stands out for me when I think about what distinguishes the greatest leaders of our time, is that success is very rarely a goal for them, it’s a byproduct of other goals that they have,” Grant told CNBC.
“And then the bigger you aim there, the more you focus on doing something that’s going to benefit others, the more likely you are to produce something that’s also going to achieve success for you.”
Grant has stated that a prime example is self-made billionaire Elon Musk.
Musk is presently trying to redefine global trade with his Hyperloop system, figure out how humans can live on Mars and the CEO of electric carmaker Tesla.
He is also the chairman of artificial intelligence research non-profit OpenAI.
Musk recently made an ominous portent to the world in stating that humans should start monitoring AI lest it becomes an existential threat to our species.
Grant said: “Over the last dozen years I have worked with and studied literally thousands of leaders.The ones that I admire the most who also tend to produce the best results in their organizations are the ones who are givers not takers.
“The ones that I admire the most who also tend to produce the best results in their organizations are the ones who are givers not takers.”