I once chaired a committee for a fundraising dinner. The event was successful and at the end of the evening I was given a dozen white roses as a thank you. But then…They were so pretty, I didn’t want to break up the bunch. Instead of sharing the roses, I kept them. To this day, I regret that I didn’t give one rose to each person on the team. By the next day those roses were dead, but years later…just remembering it is painful because I acted so selfishly.
An effective leader should be in the midst of the work, sharing both good and bad with the others. When awards come, the whole group should be honored. To be an effective leader, be generous with the people and you’ll win their support. – Shar McBee