One way to depict leadership is for the leader to take a group of people on a bus ride toward a destination.
Here are the scenarios:
Early in my practice, I thought that I could shape my team like a sculptor. Boy, was I wrong!
We’re not on a crusade of changing people-- they’re either the right people or NOT!
Inverson took an obscure steel company called Nucor from bankruptcy in the 60s to the Fortune 500 in the 70s. What was his secret? He believed that you could teach a farmer how to roll steel, but you couldn’t teach a steelworker the ethic of a farmer. So Inverson cultivated the most productive steelworkers in the industry: workers who never grumbled or quit, who poured their soul into every day’s work.
I’m not suggesting you fire your staff and start over, but you need to ask yourself the following constantly: