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Taking Your Team to the Top: How to Build and Manage Great Teams like the Pros by Justin Spizman, Ted Sundquist

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CHAPTER 1

THE TALENT: SPOTTING THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST

For any employer, manager, or business owner, the first step in the team-building process is to identify the best team members. If you have a limitless amount of cash flow, this can be very simple: just go to the best companies in the world and offer their leaders top dollar. You will get people whose résumés show proven success, and they will get raises, making everyone in the new company happy. However, we all know that in reality, money matters, and leaders have to work with limited resources when it comes to sculpting a team.

Even more important, just because someone is qualified for a position does not necessarily mean that he is the right fit. You would never hire a CEO with 20 years’ ...

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