In his book, Monday Morning Leadership, David Cottrell indicates that a manager’s scorecard is the result of what the team does. “You get paid for what your subordinates do, not necessarily what you do.”
He also makes the point in another way… “You need your team more than your team needs you.”
Thoughts, Joe and Wanda?
Joe Kerr: That’s debatable, but I‘ll tell you what, I need a vacation much more than they do!
Wanda B. Goode:Too often managers are really individual performers that manage team members on the side. That’s not the way to maximize team productivity. It can be difficult to let go of the tasks that have defined you for years. As a manager, though, your time is much better spent tending to your team members. They are the ones that do the work.
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