3 of 7 Keys to Crafting Powerfully Effective Teams

Individuals within a team have their specific strengths and weaknesses.

Highly effective managers understand that the key to developing strong teams is to recruit in areas in which the team has insufficient capability.

Like any player on any team, you will benefit from surrounding yourself with people who are strong in areas where you are weak and where your existing team lacks skill. As John Maxwell describes in his book, Developing the Leader Around You, it is improbable that someone scoring a 4/10 on a particular skill can increase this to an 8,9 or 10/10. Let them rather practice their strengths, and complement them with a teammate who scores highly in a different area. This also creates a diversity of skill from which team members can draw, complementing and enhancing their ability to deal with new challenges.