5. Employees and Team


Your team is not strong enough to solve today’s problems.  You need to upgrade key management and develop a stronger team.

Three Fundamentals to Consider

To build and develop the strongest team for your company, consider:

  1. Clearly communicate the vision, goals and values throughout the company and hold the team accountable to them.
  2. Have the right people (through job re-organizations, promotion, and hiring) doing the right jobs (appropriate for the business reality).
  3. Develop (coach, teach and train) and engage / motivate the team.

 Relevant Blog Posts to Read

 Pertinent Book Summaries to Review

 Appropriate Book Chapters from Build a Better B2B Business

Chapter 8 – Work Through Your Leadership Team

Chapter 19 – Motivate and Engage Your Team

Related Quotes to Think About

  • “Accountability consists of clear standards, ways of measuring progress to the standards and most important, consequences for failure. The more we are able to say: ‘It’s not my fault.’ The more we keep being mediocre.” Anthony Booker (Mayor of Newark, New Jersey)
  • “First get the right people on the bus and the wrong people off the bus – build a superior executive team.” Jim Collins (Author of Good to Great)
  • “Let’s look at employee engagement first. It goes without saying that no company, small or large, can win over the long run without energized employees who believe in the mission and understand how to achieve it.” Jack and Suzy Welch (Authors of Winning)
  • “Recognition is the most powerful currency you have, and it costs you nothing.” Jessica Herrin (CEO of Stella and Dot)