The success or failure of most start-ups can be determined even before the company is formed, just by looking at the founding team. So how do you create a team that is likely to be successful?
I hate to be put into a box. Being categorized, labeled and predefined , not my thing. Which is precisely what every personality profile I have ever taken says.
I thrive on change, and solving problems. I love to look at products and try to make them better, to look at a process and make it more efficient or a challenge and find the solution.
Innovator, Inventor, these are words I like to self ascribe. And most people would agree. Nothing wrong with that, right?
So am I Mr. Wonderful, perfect? NO, in-fact I am far from it.
It is easy for most people to find their strengths. We tend to gravitate towards situations and roles they are best used. Very few of us search out our failings.
And here is the clincher, to be successful it is possibly more important to know your faults.
Why? For me, knowing that I have trouble staying with a project long term, allowed me to seek out business partners who have this ability as a strength. And knowing that I trust people, has made me use the opinion of those people who I know are great at reading others.
So it allows you to build your team with those that compliment you.
We tend to surround ourselves with people like us. Most of my close friends are too similar to me. It’s why we are friends. It is also why we aren’t business partners.
Great seemingly obvious life lesson, find a weakness, and strengthen it.
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