1. Ignore the organizational chart.
2. Look for those who have aspirations for themselves and others.
3. Exclude those who aren’t faithful contributors already.
4. Teach the fundamental leadership behaviors (Kouzes and Posner):
- Model the way.
- Inspire shared vision.
- Challenge the process.
- Enable others to act.
- Encourage the heart.
5. Tell the truth compassionately. Coddling is affirming, not developing.
6. Welcome challenge. Team members that don’t challenge themselves and others are followers.
7. Make room for consequences. Don’t blame, but don’t shield either. Ask, “What are you going to do about it?”
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