Get the team in place!

You know where you want to go. You need to identify those people who are going to help you get there. No one is an island. Many hands will make light work. You need not go it alone.  There is no need for heroes. There is no prize for going solo.

Why not make use of contributions from others? I would rather earn 1% off a 100 people’s efforts than 100% of my own efforts – Jean Paul Getty. 

Look at your strengths and weaknesses. Get help and support where you are lacking! There will be plenty of people with the skills and experience you are looking for. There will always be someone who can advise on something.

When you are getting your team in place, don’t just look for yes men. Look for people who challenge your thinking and the norm, people who will push you, who will help to bring the best out of you. At the end of the day what you do together must be greater than the sum of your individual efforts.

Get team in place and lets start working on the goals! TEAM – Together Everyone Achieves More.


  1. This is excellent stuff Bruce.I liked your perspectives about team. It ties in with training I attended this weekend about “Deep Democracy”. The key lesson is that there is wisdom in the group, and if you can facilitate the process of tapping into the wisdom of the group, you can come up with great solutions. I certainly agree a TEAM , we all achieve more!

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks Lovemore. Everyone has got something to contribute and “extraction” of the wisdom from all members of the team is important if the team is going to excel.

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