Are You It?

I don’t care what you know.

I care what you can teach others to do.

That’s what leaders do.

They teach it. They coach it.

It’s a wonderful thing that you have talent and great skills, but if you can’t teach it to others then your organization’s growth is limited. You limit your own growth when others aren’t growing.

I cannot tell you how many times in my career I’ve seen talented managers not be able to teach others.

Consequently, when they are not on the job, nothing much happens. Productivity goes in the tank and the company suffers.

Should the B team be blamed for not getting the job done?

No, the team leader who should be doing the teaching, coaching, and the development of the staff should be blamed.

As much as you may think you’re “IT,” you’re not. If you can’t teach “IT” then you ain’t “IT.”

That’s all I’m gonna say. Tommy Gibbs.