CHAPTER 12 Leading the Team with RESPECT

It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.

—Nelson Mandela


Have you ever noticed how, at the end of the game, every fan of the winning team shouts for joy and jumps up and down, and all of the team members hug one another? Yet, when the team loses, it is usually the captain or the manager, or both, who takes the blame. That is the nature of leadership. Leaders enable teams to succeed. Leaders do not succeed alone.

Even in the highly public world of professional sports, where the skills of each individual player are on display ...

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