As a leader of people, any success you have will be due to the commitment of your team and your commitment to making sure they have what they need to do the job. If you guys knock it out of the park week after week, you didn’t do that shit all by yourself. You put together a high-performing team that is stepping up to the plate. It’s in your best interest to keep them performing at a high level by acknowledging and appreciating their contributions and making sure they are fully-equipped.
You see… They don’t have to work with you. They don’t have to practice the music. They don’t have to be there on Sunday morning. Whether they are paid or not, they are doing you a favor. I’m not saying let them run rampant and descend into chaos. That’s not leadership, either. What I’m saying is that you have to acknowledge that their success is your success.
If you can’t do that, then you’re just using them. They deserve better than that.