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    I Am Not the Rockstar

    In my previous post, I described Team Leads as bass guitar players.Anyone who is familiar with music knows that rhythm and melody go hand-in-hand. With many genres from funk to hard rock, bass guitars place themselves right in between those two, boosting the overall experience.This also means that, by its nature, that low-pitch bass sound is often buried between drums and guitars: it provides the music with body and groove, but many people struggle with recognising its sound. Bass guitarists are often overlooked, while singers and lead guitarists take all the love and the cheers. Can you see the parallel? I do. You have all worked hard to compose the next…

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    Help your team grow – and you will grow with them

    I love leading a team to success and helping individual team members attain their successes, which may come in many different professional and personal forms. What’s in it for the lead? Making other people shine does not mean leads are not going to get anything out of it.They may not be the rock stars on the show; I like to think of them more like bass guitar players: you will notice their absence if they are not there, connecting rhythm and melody and making the band sound much better. Call it the bias of a wannabe-bass guitarist. So it’s all about playing at the back of the stage? Of course not. How…

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