MuffinThe French word, chef, translates to leader in English. I was reminded of that this weekend as I baked a batch of gluten-free muffins. Without sugar, flour or baking powder, it would seem that this enterprise was doomed to failure, and yet they came out amazing. Managing a team is a lot like baking – you have multiple ingredients (sometimes unlikely or unfamiliar) that need to come together or it all falls apart, and since you’re the chef, it all comes down to you.

Whether you’re a team leader at work, school or in your community, these tips will help you get the best from your group and bring out your best. Read the entire post on LinkedIn  at