One is too small a number to do anything great. We need other people to help us as we pursue our vision. Who those people are and the skill sets they bring to the team are a huge factor in whether or not you’ll be successful. At Summit Leadership Foundation, this is core to our mission of “Connecting the Right People and the Right Resources”. Always remember that the “Who” and the “What” are both very important. Character and competence must work together to create a quality team. Be sure the people on your team share your passion, vision and values. In these areas, you must attract people who match you well. When it comes to skills however, look for people who are good at things you aren’t as good at. To build a winning team, we need quality people of sound character and superior competence. Moses found this to be true when he set out to build the Tabernacle.
“Now Bezalel and Oholiab, and every skillful person in whom the LORD has put skill and understanding to know how to perform all the work in the construction of the sanctuary, shall perform in accordance with all that the LORD has commanded.” (Exodus 36:1 NASB)
Don’t miss the phrase about how God is preparing the Right people to be on your team: “Every skillful person in whom the LORD has put skill and understanding.” Wow! The right people and the right resources exist for anything God wants to accomplish. All you’ve got to do as a leader is to connect to them. Prayerfully and with great patience and discernment, ask God to reveal to you the “right” people He has prepare for your team. Having the right people and the right resources will make all the difference for how successful your team can be. Be intentional about building a team that is truly the team God prepared for you. When you see God accomplishing great things through the team He helps you bring together, be sure to give Him the glory.
“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” ~ Andrew Carnegie