Insights for Leaders

Outgrowing Individual Performance

Posted on: July 19th, 2010 | 0 Comments

“Michael, if you can’t pass you can’t play.” – Coach Dean Smith to Michael Jordan in his freshmen year at UNC

Jim Collins observes, “The best leaders we’ve studied had a peculiar genius for seeing themselves as not all that important, recognizing the need to build an executive team and to craft a culture based on core values that do not depend on a single heroic leader.”

Head Coach Joe Paterno believes, “When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality.”

The Bottom Line: Leaders recognize their individual limitations and their need to be an effective member of a team to accomplish truly great results.