Poor leadership is building a great team and doing everything in your power to hold onto control. No one can develop and sustain a great company if no trust exists.
It makes no sense to recruit the best people and tie their hands by not giving them the freedom to perform. Great leaders know that the soul of their business is their team, and they must allow and trust their team to produce their very best work; that’s why you recruited them in the first place.
According to Steve Jobs, “It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and then tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.”