It doesn’t matter how great an idea or a vision is if you don’t have the right team of people in place. First the people, not the ideas, carry the energy to take a company from good to great.

My boss describes this team of people as “the people you would want in your lifeboat.” These are the people who put ambition for the group before personal ambition. They relentlessly serve, learn, lead and create success for the cause, above everything. These are the people you want on your team.

When all else fails, who are the people you want in your boat? 

Jim Collins wrote, “Great vision without great people is irrelevant.”


*Picture Courtesy of Pluralzd 

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