Success comes from the team, not the leader

11/18/2009 | Harvard Business Review online

Conventional understandings of leadership are wrong, Marshall Goldsmith writes, arguing that a team's success has more to do with its members than how the individual leader performs. He cites a proverb to make his point: "The best leader, the people do not notice. When the best leader's work is done, the people say, 'We did it ourselves.' "

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