“Before you're a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others."
~ Jack Welch
Team members and followers usually sacrifice for their leaders when they know the leaders would do the same for them. Once that sense of security erodes and the team cannot trust their leaders put the good of the many before their own, commitment level starts to decrease. My friend and mentor John Maxwell puts it another way. He says, "People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision."