“Winning has a price. And leadership has a price. So, I pulled people along when they didn’t want to be pulled. I challenge people when they didn’t want to be challenged. I earned that right because my teammates came after me. They didn’t endure all the things I had to endure.
Once you join a team, you live a certain standard that I play the game. I wasn’t to take anything less. Now that means I have to go into you’re ass a little bit, then I did that.
US will my teammates, one thing about Michael Jordan was you never asked me to do something they didn’t do.
When people see this, they’re going to say, “eh, he wasn’t really a nice guy. He may have been a tyrant.” Well, that’s you because you’ve never won anything. I wanted to win but I wanted them to win and be a part of that, as well.
Look, you have to do this. I’m only doing this because it is who I am. That’s how I played the game. That was my mentality. If you don’t want to play that way, don’t play that way.”
ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1800 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.
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