34 years old Michael Vaughan decided to retire from all forms of cricket. It was under his able leadership that England had won the Ashe’s in the year 2005 after a long phase of 18 years.
His successor Andrew Strauss said, “I learned a great deal from watching him by the captain side for five years at a close hand and his ability to identify a new strategy for outwitting the opposition or bring the best out of his all players was a priceless asset.”
“We as players will miss the enormous sense of fun and enjoyment that Michael brought to the dressing room. He will be missed by everyone in the team. He is an excellent team mate.”
Leadership is creating your presence in your absence. He is loved and honoured by his team-mates and successor. Vaughan is able to create such impression and during his leadership he had brought back Ashe’s to England, after 18 years. Not a small achievement, especially, when Australia was at the number one position.
Dropping sweet remembrance in the organisation is the essence of leadership.