Great leaders know one of their most important contributions, even before selecting talented players is to pick the right players. Picking the right players doesn’t mean necessarily picking the most talented. It means picking nice people, coachable people who are passionate about what they are doing.
How many times in your career have you observed really talented people fall on their face? You’ve seen it in sports, business and the movie industry. Often in the car business they can sell the heck out of cars, but, but, but…their ego, their lack of discipline or some flaw causes them to crash and burn.
A leader’s job is to slow the process down. Make sure the entire organization understand the culture, the mission and what type of team members have the best chance to succeed within the organization.
When you pick the right team members…they succeed…the organization succeeds, which creates powerful momentum. Momentum becomes a driving force, a motivating force to push on, do it again and again creating an unbeatable formula for success. That’s all I’m gonna say, Tommy Gibbs