Many leaders seem to forget that leading others, more than anything else, should be held in reverence. Being a leader means that you have been placed in a position to serve others. Unfortunately, too many times, I have seen leaders duck and cover, throw their team under the bus, throw their positional weight around, and instead of leading from a place of service, lead from a place of ego when things get rough.
One of the most distinctive traits of great leaders is their ability to inspire, motivate, challenge, and support their people to succeed and grow. As a leader, create a culture where your people are inspired to create great ideas, where the dreamers are encouraged to dream big dreams and to lift the organization to a higher level of performance continually.
Ultimately, the onus is on the leadership to promote a high-trust culture; to identify and fix the source of a team’s disintegration. But what if leadership is the problem? Hmm, great question; this means the leader must get it right with themselves first before they can get it right with their team.