Focus 8Your Team



Illustration shows map, circle divided into five parts labelled as ‘see’, ‘choose’, ‘do’, ‘check’ and ‘be’ and three rectangles labelled as ‘you’, ‘team (shaded)’ and ‘life’.


Before you are a leader success is all about growing yourself. When you are a leader success is all about growing others.

Jack Welch

Leaders must first lead themselves.

Then they lead others.

John Maxwell says, ‘He who thinks he leads, but has no followers, is only taking a walk.’ If you want to know whether you have any followers, look over your shoulder. Who’s with you?

Your team is your crew. Without them you will not sail to your destination. You can’t treat them any differently than how you treat yourself, except to treat them better. Serve them. In some senses they are an extension of you, so as you treat them ...

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