Leadership Trumps Talent

What would you rather have: a strong leader of a team of producers, or a weak leader with a team of superstars?

History is filled with examples of teams of underdogs that unexpectedly go on to accomplish great results.  Conversely, there are examples of seemingly great teams filled with stars that fail to meet expectations.

The difference is leadership.  Effective leaders are focused both on getting the right people AND getting people right.  Getting people right is taking the talent you have and getting the most out of them by challenging each team member differently and leveraging their collective strengths.  John Wooden won 10 NCAA basketball championships in 12 years not just by recruiting the best players but by getting the most out of them.  How many times have we seen the number one draft choice in professional sports fail?  Leadership almost always trumps talent.

Empower your leaders to get their people right and you’ll experience more success.

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