When you think of a leader, what do you think of? Do you think of Bill Gates secluding himself in a cabin for a week to think big things. A solitary leader who single-handedly uses his genius to solve every problem, launch every new initiative, and change the world? Well, in today’s episode we’re going to hang up your superman cape and share the 3 reasons that you can’t lead alone.
Everywhere we look there are leaders being held up as single-handedly taking on the world and fearlessly leading their companies to record profits and accolades. Donald Trump, Mark Cuban, Jack Welch, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffet, Bill Gates. Society tries to tell us that these leaders lead fearlessly and lead alone. But the truth is actually very different.
In this episode we talk about:
- Individual leaders come to decisions slower than groups
- Leaders often fail to seek input from their team
- 3 reason why you can’t lead alone
- The difference between getting input and “decision by committee”
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FREE BOOK: The 8 Things Your Team Wants
BOOK: The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
BOOK: Good to Great by Jim Collins
“Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.” @BrianTracy
“He that thinketh he leadeth, and hath no one following, is only taking a walk.” @JohnCMaxwell
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Why do you think it is important to get input from everyone on the team?