The team with the best players usually does win – this is why you need to invest the majority of your time and energy developing your people. – Jack Welch
We have a great team. We hire well and we develop talent.
Leaders invest time and energy in developing the people on the team. This takes both formal and informal processes. Developing talent, first and foremost, means modeling the behavior desired in the organization. It’s long been said, “Talk is cheap.” The best way to develop leadership is to model leadership.
People experience leaders. When a leaders exudes a, “do as I say not as I do” approach to leadership that reverberates throughout the organization. Investing time and energy in people means modeling the desired behavior and developing relationships. Trust is earned; it is earned through repeated experiences.
We have the best players because we invest time and energy in our culture. Culture and behavior drive results . . . and we invest in what is most important . . . the team.