Insights for Leaders

Think ‘Team’

Posted on: June 15th, 2009 | 0 Comments

“The people who are doing the work are the moving force behind the Macintosh.” — Steve Jobs

According to Jack Welch, “Leaders establish trust by giving credit where credit is due. They never score off their own people by stealing an idea and claiming it as their own.”

Peter Drucker writes, “The leaders who work most effectively never say ‘I.’ And that’s not because they have trained themselves not to say ‘I.’ They don’t think ‘I.’ They think ‘we’; they think ‘team.’ They understand their job to be to make the team function. They accept responsibility and don’t sidestep it, but ‘we’ gets the credit. This is what creates trust, what enables you to get the task done.”

The Bottom Line: Leaders give credit to their team, knowing that will build trust and motivate their people to even greater accomplishments.