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If you want to foster a great team, don’t command it. Demand it.

Here’s the difference.

Commanding someone to do something is just that, a command. A task, a job, an initiative, a project — it gets done. And that’s the end of it.

Demanding excellence sets the status quo and raises the bar for you and the team.

It isn’t tyranny nor an abuse of power if done right.

Done right requires you to be on top of your game and put the same expectation into practice with your own work.

If you want to be an exceptional leader, expect exceptional work from your team. Embed it into the DNA of your work and organization.

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