5 Critical Points of Building a Great Team

In business we can learn a lot from sports. Championships are won and lost on one factor and only one factor, the team. How well a team is put together and the chemistry of the team determines the success of a team. So what are the common things that a team does to become the next champion. These are the lists based on my personal observation of various companies that I consult with:

1) The Coach/Leader understands the team

A leader's responsibility is to learn as much as he/she can about the players on the team. This is where it is so important for business leaders to spend as much time as they can both during work and off work time with their team members so they can learn about them on a personal level. The strengths, weaknesses and desires of a player will give leaders the clues necessary as what position must be assigned to the team member where they can flourish. It is always a leaders responsibility to create the opportunities and the environment where his players can maximize their potential

2) The Coach/Leader understands the team chemistry

Learning about each individual player is never enough. A true coach/leader is able to match the team players based on their chemistry and how well the team members get along. It is nothing worst than having two star players that have no matching chemistry. This typically leads to a dysfunctional team.

3) The Coach/Leader understands the play

Every play or situation is different. Understanding the situation as a leader allows you to line up the right team for the situation. In certain critical situations, a leader