You are successful to the degree that you empower others! Too often, in today's world, success is defined by the size of your organization, the amount of money you accumulate or how influential your name is. Although each of these things may be found in a successful person's portfolio, they are not true indicators of real success. Success as a leader is measured by the degree that you empower others.
Professional football coach Vince Lombardi served for nine seasons as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers. His intense training regimen and personal drive changed the Green Bay Packers from a team accustomed to defeat to a team that modeled victory. Coach Lombardi saw the potential in his players and empowered them to win. When the team was empowered and won, Lombardi became successful. Empowering the players to do what they did best caused the Packers to receive five NFL championships and also to experience victory in the first two Super Bowls.
You can have similar results in your own life. Continue to empower others to do what they do best. Spend time affirming their strengths. Your organization will probably grow. Your finances will probably increase. Your influence will spread. Walk in the real success you were destined for. Turn your team from defeat to victory!
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