Is Your Leadership Accepted by Your Team?

Pat MacMillan, in his book “The Performance Factor,” gives one of the best definitions of a leader I have ever seen, and not just any leader, but a leader who’s leadership is accepted by the team.  Pat’s characteristics of “Accepted Leadership” is as follows:

1. Accepted Leaders appreciate the collective brilliance of a team.

2. Accepted Leaders believe in the power of diversity.

3. Accepted Leaders see team leadership as a role from which to serve.

4. Accepted Leaders see leadership and power as something to be released and shared.

5. Accepted Leaders understand that teams are all about tasks.

So, how do you measure up?