If your team is struggling, that is on you. Don’t look to place the blame on someone else, it is your team. Leadership starts at the top.

I was reminded this weekend, that I built a team of strong-willed, independent thinking, get shit done individuals. I am not saying this to pat myself on the back, I am saying that even with a great team comes struggles and it starts at the top.

If you are scattered and lack focus, this will affect your team. If you don’t have a process in place for team planning, workflow, teamwork, etc. your team will suffer.

No one is perfect and you will make plenty of stumbles along the way, but honesty, empathy and acknowledgement of your mistakes will go a long way in building the right team.

If you can’t admit when you screw up, then how do you expect your team to?

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