Even the best strategies can have a short half-life. If you are going to bet on anything, bet on the best people.

—Larry Bossidy

I’m not looking for the best players. I’m looking for the right players.

—Herb Brooks, coach of the U.S.Ice Hockey Team that won the OlympicGold Medal in 1980

Some of the most important decisions that you will make during your first year will be in selecting your leadership team. You then need to decide how to build teamwork, making sure your team and organization are effectively trained and developed. You will need to accomplish the following:

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