“Good leadership is a channel of water controlled by God; He directs it to whatever ends he chooses.” Proverbs 21:1 (The Message)
With good leadership, everything improves. Leaders are lifters. They push the thinking of their teammates beyond old boundaries of creativity. They elevate others’ performance, making them better than they’ve ever been before. They improve people’s confidence in themselves and others.
While managers are often able to maintain a team at its current level, leaders are able to lift a team to a higher level than it has ever reached before. The key to that is working with people and bringing out the best in them.
– Leaders transfer ownership for work to those who execute the work.
– Leaders create an environment where each team member wants to be responsible.
– Leaders coach the development of personal capabilities.
– Leaders learn quickly and encourage others to learn efficiently also.
If you want to give a team a lift, then provide it with better leadership.
Excerpt from 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork