If you’re a leader, everything you do and everything you say is being watched, recorded, memorized and replicated.
That may not be the most comforting image but it is the most accurate one.
Whatever you are seeing from your team; the energy, the focus, the camaraderie, the expense of discretionary effort…that’s because of you.
Whatever you are seeing from your team; the frustration, the disconnection, the avoidance…that’s because of you.
You have an extraordinary opportunity as a leader of a team. You get to create an environment that helps people bring the best of themselves to work every day.
What an incredible honor. What an awesome responsibility.
DAVID BERRY is the author of “A More Daring Life: Finding Voice at the Crossroads of Change” and the founder of RULE13 Learning. He speaks and writes about the complexity of leading in a changing world.