Counting Costs Takes a Team
When a leader paints a vision of the future, it is the responsibility of each team member to evaluate that idea in light of what they know is possible. It is always fun to dream, but there comes a time when everyone has to be honest enough to know the difference between a project that will stretch the team and a project that is not reasonable based on the team’s resources, skills, and bandwidth. Leaders must defer to the experts on the team when those experts are bold enough to set boundaries. This kind of empowerment is teamwork at its best.