A leader’s job is to develop committed followers. Great leaders, like Coach Smith, inspire their teams to believe so deeply in their mission that they become immersed in what they’re doing. They work hard naturally. Average leaders inspire their subordinates to just enough to get by, just enough to get raises or keep their jobs. They become “transnational employees”; they see their jobs as commodities, so they become focused on the minimum level of acceptable performance, on what they have to do to get paid. Such employees view extra effort as “unfair.” If they are offered more pay elsewhere, better “deals” they leave. Bad leaders destroy their follows’ sense of commitment.
Gerald D. Bell excerpt from Dean Smith, The Carolina Way