“20 Feet From Stardom”: what backup singers can teach about leadership

A documentary on backup singers, 20 Feet From Stardom, was cited by membership of the premium business network 85 Broads among others, for its insight on leadership. Among other courses, the documentary speaks of the disproportionately mental shift required over any talent shift in the “long walk” from a supporting role to center stage. Effective leaders sometimes step out of the spotlight on purpose to empower those supporting roles. This is the tone of praise broadly drawn by the documentary:

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