Legendary Notre Dame football coach, Knute Rockne once said, “The secret is to work less as individuals and more as a team. As a coach, I play not my eleven best, but my best eleven.”
Over time, team will defeat talent. This principle is true, not only on the field, but in every other area of leadership as well.
As a leader, one of your tasks is to acquire talent. But just as important is your ability to align your talented people around a common mission. To build a team.
If you must choose one over the other, choose team over talent every time.
Rarely do preseason favorites win titles. Teams win titles.
If you want to make progress in your organization, you might want to spend more of your time building your team than you do building your talent pool.
Who do you think will win this year’s Super Bowl?