De-rubbernecking the team.



Recently during a conversation dealing with developing a team, the discussion reminded me of something that I wanted to pass along.
You see most of the questions that I get asked about leadership deals with working with team members, or how to get them.

I wanted to pass along an important piece of information, just because you have a crowd of people walking everywhere you go does not necessarily mean that you have followers.

Way back when I took drivers education I learned a new term, “rubberneckers.” A loose definition of a rubbernecker is – a close observer; someone who looks at something.

You see this person when there is a wreck on the side of the road. They are not interested in helping, they are just curious as to what is going on at the accident. So they slow progress and sometimes cause more accidents.

As leaders, we will…

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Author: lizstincelli

I am Liz Stincelli and I am passionate about recognizing, inspiring, and igniting the leader in each of us. I am the Founder of Stincelli Advisors where I specialize in helping management teams learn new ways of looking at problems and finding new approaches to discovering solutions. I hold a Doctor of Management degree with an emphasis on organizational leadership. I offer 20+ years of pro-active operations management, problem-solving, team-building, human resources, accounting, and business administration experience in a variety of industries. I serve on the Editorial Review Board for the Independent Journal of Management and Production and the Journal of Managerial Psychology. I have also been a guest lecturer at the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business Westminster College. You can learn more about me by reading my blog here at: or Connect with me on Twitter @infinitestin, on Google+, and on LinkedIn. You can contact me by email at

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