“It takes every member of a team to give a team it’s life.”
When you are in a leadership role, it’s your job to assess whether every member on your team is contributing at the expected level.
If a team isn’t performing, there’s a member holding back.
The ways one holds back are many.
Not giving a full effort.
Taking a shortcut on procedures.
Looking away at quality flaws.
Withholding vital information or ideas.
Teams that don’t have life lose. They die eventually because no one wants to persist on a losing team.
Leaders have to find the players withholding life and cause a difference.
PalletOne CEO Howe Wallace
Since 2005, he has been sharing his thoughts on the organization, leadership, and communication in an online daily note to teammates called Daily with HQ.