Ask yourself these questions as you are building your team:
Who gets to be on this team?
Who are they as leaders?
Do any of them fix my weaknesses or have I only hired clones of me?
Have I found a catalyst?
Today, I look at John Maxwell’s thoughts about team building from page 77 of The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork.
John says, “A team needs a catalyst…winning teams have players who make things happen.” He also notes, “…there are three kinds of people who are on a team when the game is on the line…”
I hope that as you reflect on the words today that you will take a close look at your team or the one that you are building. Look closely at John’s comments and evaluate your choices. Use a magnifying glass and ask yourself if I have hired people who get things done or am I floundering with people who don’t want the ball when “the game is on the line.”
I have found John’s words to be more than inspiring, but hauntingly true.
I hope that you will take them to heart in building your team. After all, a team is put together generally to accomplish some task not to sit back and wish something would get done or that somebody else would do it.
Thanks for listening!