None of us wants to be thought of as average or inconsequential. Not many of us strive to be "that CEO counting his cash"—there's
a lot more gratification in being the leader counting his cache of contributions to bettering people's lives.
You may want to start thinking about reinventing yourself as a "builder"—unique, accomplished, and always paying forward.
It makes for a good life!
Sander A. Flaum is managing partner of Flaum Partners and chairman, Fordham Graduate School of Business, Leadership Forum. He can be reached