Monday, January 5th, 2015

THINK ABOUT FIRING YOUR WHOLE TEAM–

It’s a New Year.  Think about firing your whole team.  Who would you hire to replace them?  Who would you keep?  Why?  What missing talent and skill would you welcome?  How do you need to be challenged?  Do you have two possible successors reporting to you?  Can you articulate the new positions you might create?

If you can’t answer these questions, then you have adapted to your team and it’s thermostat for success.  You’ve gotten comfortable.  It’s so tempting to get comfortable when the work itself is so difficult, but you can’t afford comfort.

Set the standards and skills for a new team and then assess if you can raise the level of your present team to meet them.  That’s what development is about.
An A plus player can get better.  Even Tom Brady can be traded.
DO NOT SETTLE.

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