Credibility Matters There is no room for duplicity, deception or artificial arguments here. The OA team expects the leader to be genuine and therefore character-driven. Everyone on the team means what they say and says what they mean so the leader better be prepared to do the same. They will tell the truth for there is neither room nor time for “political correctness”. Impatience Rules! Over-Achievers are not a patient lot. They must see progress or they will make it happen themselves (in spite of the leader) and if that is not possible they won’t stick around. One can’t lead this band by position; the individual team members must have empowerment and autonomy and the leader must be part of the team leading by example. Forget rewards or recognitions, real results are the only motivators. If you are fortunate with a team or teams of over-achievers as I am count your blessings, stand tall and grow thick skin!