These were the words that I had to listen from one of colleagues, when he decided to leave my current employer. This man was my mentor and truly a leader in all senses.
"Vamsi, when you join in any organization, your circle of influence will be your team. As you grow, it will be your department and if you grow further it will be your department and then the company. When the circle of influence increases, you are not just a individual contributor , but a leader and remember, leadership is not a role, its a responsibility. When decisions are taken, they are not always good. They may be good to your department, but may be bad for your team. And sometimes, they may be good for your company , but bad for your department and team. Whenever you are in such situations, you grow above , have a big heart and take decisions going up the ladder. All the best".
I had no further words.