This mug on teamwork was really funny.
1) A group of people doing what I say.
2) Work done that I can take credit for.
Of course, this really isn't teamwork, unless you consider it the "I Team."
Yes, this is sort of sterotypical of bad bosses:
- They take the credit for the team's work when everything goes well.
- But they pass along the blame when something goes wrong.
Has this ever happened to you?
It reminds me of another funny saying about how greedy, narcissistic people think:
"What mine is mine, and what's yours is mine."
In other words--mine, mine, and mine, why thank you!
The best bosses are humble and giving. They make sure everyone knows what the goals are and are working efficiently to achieve them.
The credit goes to the indivudals and team who are working their butts off, and when appropriate, the boss will take the heat to help others save face and enable them to press forward with the mission.
I remember one of my colleagues who is a supervisor and he was called out for doing a great job. Immediately he goes, "It's my team that make me look good." And knowing this person, that wasn't just talk or a show...he was completely sincere.
That's leadership and an impressive human being--someone to emulate!
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)