Babe Ruth was known as a home-run slugger, swinging super hard and, when connecting, knocking the baseball literally out of the park.
He was just an overall amazing batter, with legendary career averages, and was one of the first five players inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
But he was also the only one of those five players to never get to manage a baseball team after he retired as a player.
He was a highly effective individual contributor, yet his results-based fame led to a huge ego, wild partying, womanizing, and a general distrust of his ability to manage a team of players.
If you’re an individual contributor, that’s fine. If you’re a team player, that’s fine too. The problem is when you’re unsure or if there’s a mismatch with the role that you’re in.
So which one are you?