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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

DO YOUR PEOPLE KNOW HOW THEY FIT INTO THE BIG PICTURE

I love this passage from John Maxwell.  It speaks to how we must properly develop each and every role that we have on our team.  Every single person involved is important -- we know this -- but do they know this.  Does the primary screener know on your team know that without her you primary scorer will struggle to get open.  How about members of your staff?  When was the last time you told your managers your secretary how they make a different and why they are so necessary for us to be successful?  Here is how Maxwell frames it:

Field Marshall Bernard Montgomery, a leader of troops during World War II who was called a "soldier's general," write that "every single soldier must know before he goes into battle, how the little battle he is to fight fits into the larger picture, and how the success of his fighting will influence the battle as a whole."  People on the team need to know why they are fighting.

John Maxwell from "The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork"