CHAPTER 16 Excelling

Of all the things I’ve done, the most vital is coordinating the talents of those who work for us and pointing them toward a certain goal.

—Walt Disney

Overview

Assembling a team is difficult; there are many factors to be considered, some of which are much bigger than, “Can they perform the specific work?” Assembling a SuperTeam is even harder because we are seeking to get everyone working at maximum productivity with minimal supervision.

In the spring of 2013, the former England soccer team captain Rio Ferdinand and top player Wayne Rooney admitted that England’s so-called golden generation simply hadn’t been good enough to win a major tournament. Despite boasting some of the world’s best players at five of the previous ...

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