Leaders don’t push, they pull. They don’t push others from behind with rules, micromanaging, and fear mongering. They pull others forward with creative ideas, positive words of encouragement, and a vision for a better future. Leaders coach rather than control, delegate rather than dictate, and inspire rather than motivate. Motivation, though important, is short-lived. Inspiration is enduring and empowering—people believing in themselves. Act as an assistant rather than as an authoritative supervisor, and you will bring out the best in each of your teammates as well as your team.
“The great leaders are like the best conductors—they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players.”
- Blaine Lee, The Power Principle