I was reading a post the other day from a well-regarded company leader. As I was reading, something struck me. This leader kept referring to the people they work with as “my team.” At first, I wasn’t sure what bothered me about that positioning, but later in the day I was going for a walk and it hit me.

A leader referring to their team as “my team” is possessive. When stated this way, the team belongs to the leader. Even if…