While it’s natural for leaders to want to feel like they’re part of the group, it’s far more important for leaders to be respected than liked by their direct reports.
Disciplined Leaders know it’s their responsibility to motivate those on their team. Yet some executives and managers can really struggle in this area of their job.
The performance of your team is everything. When teamwork is always top-of-mind, it can become a selfless and powerful way to lead.
Vince Lombardi said, “Individual commitment to a group effort—that’s what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.”
Do you work with somebody who overuses the “I” word? (Hint: It’s that person who is constantly saying, “I did this,” or “I did that.”) This draining, albeit pitiable communication behavior is…