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The Positive Leader by Melina Costi, Jan Mühlfeit

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Chapter 3

Creating super-talented teams

‘If you treat people as they are, they will stay as they are. But if you treat them as they ought to be, they will become bigger and better persons.’

JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE, GERMAN WRITER AND STATESMAN

Before you ‘made it’ as a leader, your chief responsibility was for your own performance. Now things are different. You’ve suddenly picked up a whole bunch of other responsibilities, the main one being to elicit a sparkling performance from your team. One thing you should never forget as a leader is that your people’s success is your success.1 Obviously, your individual productivity is still important (that’s why you need to play to your strengths!), but there’s only one way you can nail your leadership ...

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