A team of stars

Today I express my gratitude for my wonderful team of direct reports.  As an overachieving maximizer, having stars is where I’m at my best.


Unlike developer or individualization strengths, I have less patience to develop people to acceptable capability.  I have a strong desire to take core strength and make it outstanding.

I have a very clear idea of who I want on my bus and I want them to be stars.

This is why the book Good to Great had such a strong impact on me.  It helped me see the need to get the right team as the first step, the bigger the need, the more urgency, the more important it is to take the time to get your team right.

With the right team you can do anything.

With the right team, work is fun, supportive and engaging.  I am not suggesting that it makes things easy, but it certainly makes them easier and more meaningful.

I am thankful for my team, for their inner strengths, for their willingness to be supportive and aligned, even when it’s hard.  I am thankful for their exceptional work and their patience [with me].

I know I am very lucky to have such a team.  This holiday season, I wish the same for you.

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