“No Bunk” – Exemplary Leadership Truth #8 – A collaborative leader knows a team working together gets the job done

Today’s post is from my family business memoir, which is my latest book,  No Bunk, Just BS (Business Sense) Chapter 2 – Exemplary Leadership.

I was a young girl, I remember a boldly colored poster with a rooster crowing hanging outside my father’s office at Lab-Line, Instruments, which was the laboratory instruments and equipment manufacturing business he and my mother founded in 1952. The poster represented one of my father’s leadership philosophies and attitudes.

Arthur S. Hollander, an early Lab-Line personnel manager, wrote a memo about people crowing about accomplishments.

“There’s not a company in the world that is able to operate without one necessary ingredient—People! In any company that produces a tangible product, no one person can design that product, finance it, manufacture it, advertise it, and then deliver the merchandise to his customer himself. A company is people, working together as a team, helping each other along the way all for their own betterment.

At Lab-Line, there is no place for the person who is forever walking around, patting himself on the back, and crowing for all to hear about how the “Big I” is carrying all of the workload. One of the lost arts in today’s world is the word “WE.” Even at Lab-Line, what “WE” do together as a team is what really counts. Take a look at the sign in the cafeteria and remember what is says:

‘Don’t waste time blowing off about what  can’t be done or what you haven’t done yet,  get it done FIRST, then start to CROW!!’ 

But when you do start to CROW, remember all of the other people who made your crowing possible!”

The No Bunk, Just BS (Business Sense) Book Launch! 
Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 2:00 pm -4:00 pm
at Arboria of Long Grove, 2300 IL Route 53, Long Grove, IL
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