Leadership Keys: The Greatness Key


“No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself,

or to get all the credit for doing it.”

Andrew Carnegie

Unappreciative Micromanagers aren’t Great Leaders

Taking all the credit or doing all the work for your non-profit won’t make you a leader others recognize as great.  It will not.

If you can’t trust your staff enough to assign them skill-appropriate duties you are NOT a great leader.  If you can’t resist the urge to take credit for everything your organization does you’ll  make mediocrity, not greatness, your defining trait.

Link: Working ‘in your Gift’ (Sofia Crisp): 

While working in one’s Gift involves those who lead non-profits tapping into their own gifts, it does not stop there.  Oh, No.  Leaders like her, she expressed, should seek to get those they lead, manage, and motivate to work in their distinct gifts too.  In fact, to be a vibrant organization, the working of the collective gifts of her staff is a Must Do!   Crisp noted, in speaking on this leadership truth:

Everybody working in their Gift means that when you look good, I give you credit for it.  But I also know that, when you look good, the organization looks good.   So, it’s not tooting my own horn.   It’s not Sofia’s organization, it’s Housing Consultants Group.”

Be First to Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *