Anyone can dream (you don’t have to be a leader). But if a leader dreams and gets “managers ” to do and supervise the work then goes on to the next dream, it is no wonder “people” get mad. They have every right to.
The truth is… Leaders invest in what they’re leading.
They invest financially, relationally and emotionally. They invest their time and their family. They invest their energy and their sweat. They invest everything.
Before you ask your people to give anything, you make sure you’ve made the first deposit. You make sure you’ve taken the first step. You make sure you’ve done your preparation.
Leaders can’t possibly do everything. But teams who know their captain is taking the first stride and blazing the trail for them will give till it hurts. Teams who are led by uninvested leaders will give up at the first opportunity.
Check out the first four posts in this series on leadership…