One of my favorite authors is, corporate poet, David Whyte. In his work, The House of Belonging, Whyte reminds his readers of the importance of being surrounded by people who bring life.

He writes, “Anything or anyone that does not bring you alive is too small for you.”

As you look at your team, is there anyone who is not bringing you life? Is there anyone on your team who would say you are not bringing life to them?

Great leaders are emotionally intelligent. They pay attention to relationships, seeking to add value to the people they lead. They also are wise enough to rid themselves of draining team members.

If you want to have a great team, it starts with people who bring each other life. Anyone who fails in that department might be too small for you.  

Leadership Begins at Home,

Randy

What type of team members bring life to you as a leader?

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Author: Randy

Randy is an author, speaker, executive coach, and the CEO of InteGREAT Leadership. He invests his time encouraging leaders around the world.