Too often, as leaders, we focus on what our team members are doing wrong. We complain about their lack of skills. We scoff at their seemingly minimal effort. We assume they aren’t cut out for the job. We start looking for ways to replace them with the next person.
Any leader needs to have team members who are making the right choices and being proactive. As I covered last week, instead of assuming all things that go wrong are your team’s fault, turn around and look at yourself in the mirror. There is a good chance that your team’s negative or lack of proactive choices is your fault. This often stems from a weak relationship caused by a lack of trust.
The second principle in Building the Best is:
Without Strong Relationships, You Can’t Lead
It Starts With Trust
The people you lead, work to provide…
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