The #1 Word of Great Leadership


“Great leaders do not settle for what they can do alone.
They gather a team and then they equip and empower that team for success.”

–Steve Gutzler

Warning: For any leader today trying to do everything alone or in an isolated silo, the game really is over. Isolation and aloneness is the death of teamwork.

If you want to aggressively pursue a daring destination (an on-fire vision), you must link-up with others. Equip them with the valuable “emotional body armor” to thrive in today’s volatile environment.

John Maxwell wrote a piece in The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork: Embrace Them and Empower Your Team that sums up the importance of teamwork.

For the person trying to go alone– the game is really over. If you want to do something big, something extraordinary, something memorable, you must link-up and equip others.


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About the Author

Steve Gutzler is the President of Leadership Quest, a Seattle-based leadership development company. Steve is a dynamic, highly-sought-after speaker who has delivered more than 2,500 presentations to a list of clients including Microsoft, Starbucks, the Seattle Seahawks, Pandora Radio, Boeing, Cisco, Starwood Corporation, the Ritz Carlton group, and the U.S. Social Security Administration. He recently was voted #1 by the readership of Huffington Post as the Most Inspirational Leader on Social Media.

A published author on leadership and emotional intelligence, Steve resides near Seattle with his wife Julie where they enjoy time with their three adult children and six grandchildren.