Too many people aspire to leadership roles for the wrong reasons. “Becoming a leader,” they think, “is the best way to make the most money” or “get the most perks” or “have the most control.” Ambition fuels achievement and is essential to a thriving career. But it is a mistake to pursue leadership roles for selfish reasons. Seeking leadership roles shouldn’t be about what the role can do to advance your career. Lots of things can help you be an effective leader. But selfishness isn’t one of them.