TRILLION DOLLAR COACH - The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley's Bill Campbell

The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley's Bill Campbell
Bill Campbell was a legendary coach and well-known business executive in Silicon Valley before his death in 2016. The people he personally coached and mentored – including Steve Jobs, Larry Page and Eric Schmidt and others – have gone on to create well over a trillion dollars in market value in various dynamic marketplaces. So what was Bill Campbell's secret sauce?
People have to know they won't be fired for trying something new which ends up not being as successful as you hope. Your title might make you a manager but it's your people that will make you a leader.
The most important currency in any relationship is trust. Make it obvious to your people that you trust them. Establish trust and people will become more coachable and more honest and humble. Make it crystal clear you are a servant leader.
To achieve big things, you need a team and the right way to build a great team is to engender a team above all ethos. If you get the team right, it doesn't matter what issue you face the team will come up with the right answer. Build great teams.
It's okay to show your human side and to love the people on your team. In fact, there's a direct correlation between warmth and competence. Let your people know you value them as human beings first and foremost and they will do great things.
As counterintuitive as it may sound, it's often the highest-performing people who feel most alone. The greatest impact you can have as a coach is to provide emotional support for your people. Everyone needs a coach to perform at the highest level possible.