Each of us has a person in our lives whose words carry greater weight than others. When they encourage, their words encourage us more than others who do and say the same thing. And when they criticize, their words cut more deeply than others who do and say the same thing.
Words really matter.
You have been friends for years. You hang out on a regular basis. Your families have even gone on vacation together.
And now you have the opportunity to hire him.
For a while, it was thought that operating on little sleep was something to be admired. Bags under the eyes were a badge of honor. It showed strength and sacrifice.
I was one of those guys. I thought that I could acclimate my body to getting less sleep, increasing my productive, or awake, hours.
Have you ever looked at a leader’s team and wonder, “How did he build such a great team?”
Rarely do you find a great leader without a team that excels consistently. It’s almost always there. Great leaders build great teams.