Its a strange phenomena that people who are supposedly working in a team seem to spend so much time and energy putting each other down. This idea that you can make yourself look good by making others look bad really does belong in the stone age and yet its surprisingly common.
Fundamentally its a sign of insecurity, a deep seated belief that you really don’t belong and the only way you can maintain your position is to undermine everyone else. Sometimes that belief is even justified!
But the greatest leaders will always surround themselves with people who are better than them! They are more concerned with getting results than they are with looking good.
The greatest leaders have confidence in their abilities and realise that everyone in a team has a vital part to play. They don’t need to worry about insecurity because they understand that the leader will be judged on the results of the whole team, not the individuals in the team.
And the greatest leaders will always spend most of their time mentoring people to bring them up to their level because they understand that the only way they themselves can move forward is to groom someone to replace them.