Episode 73: Team Building Tip-Hiring the Right People

October 11, 2015

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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?

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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.” 

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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!

 

Enjoy!

 

Length: 7:46

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