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Winning Well by Marshall Goldsmith, David Dye, Karin Hurt

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CHAPTER 17

Energize Your Team and Ensure That They Own the Results

“When he took the time to help the man scale the mountain, lo, he scaled it himself.”

–TIBETAN PROVERB

When your team comes to you and asks, “What should we do?” they’re often asking something much deeper. Answer that deeper question and you will build confidence in your people, grow their skills, and free up more of your time.

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The wind shifted, the mainsail swung over the boat, and the deck leaned until David found himself staring at water where the horizon used to be.

The skipper called out instructions: “David, trim the jib … more tension!”

He grabbed the winch handle and began to crank clockwise, hoping to feel tension.

Nothing.

The line moved, but he wasn’t sure if ...

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