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Chapter 8The Right TeamThe Fundamental Ingredient for a Highly Effective Team

You are facing the very beginning of a necessary transformation. You are thinking through all the new things that need to be done. There will be things that need to be started, stopped, fixed, invented, re-designed, re-negotiated…and, as you are cataloging all the new stuff in your mind, you think about your team—your current team. In these first moments of a transformation you still have the same, existing organization. You ask yourself, “Is this the right team?”

In your heart you secretly know that not everyone on your current team is the best choice to succeed in the new mission. But it's really hard to make a change, and you probably still need them to keep working on the current plans. And you might also be feeling bad and insecure, thinking, I like these people. I brought these people in initially! Who am I to now tell them that they are not going to be part of the new business strategy? Maybe I'll just move forward with my existing team, and they will be able to evolve to be capable enough in their new jobs. Or maybe I really do need to change the team. I don't know. This is hard!

What Everyone Is Thinking

This new strategy is kind of scary. I'd like to feel more confident that the leadership team is really competent enough to lead us. There are some leaders in this business that seem really smart, but others that seem in over their heads. I'm not sure they all agree on what is important—that ...

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