Behind every successful leader is a team of associates with one goal in mind – ensuring the others succeed. Whether you’re the CEO, manager, or junior associate, focus on the team members in your direct chain of command. You might make sure a hard-working subordinate gets the limelight they deserve, but do you focus on making your manager more successful, too?

You make your own luck in business, and not by focusing on yourself. Concentrate on the next rung on the ladder and pay it forward. Not only will you enable your boss to become a potential mentor and advocate – you’ll enhance your own capacity for leadership by growing as an individual, professional, and as part of the team.