This is an important read. 👓
Absentee leaders are people in leadership roles who are psychologically absent from them. They were promoted into management, and enjoy the privileges and rewards of a leadership role, but avoid meaningful involvement with their teams.
This is why you your personal engagement as a leader is so important. If you are not engaged, you cannot possibly be a leader. If you ever feel disconnected from the mission of your work, as a leader you should step aside.