Stay open. You’re never know who might make a difference in your life.
Don Henley, reflecting on the death of Glenn Frey, said, “I’m not sure I believe in fate, but I know that crossing paths with Glenn Lewis Frey in 1970 changed my life forever, and it eventually had an impact on the lives of millions of other people all over the planet.”
“The people who become superstars are simply those who receive the most help.” Ken Kragan
7 ways to expand your personal team:
- Get over yourself. Stay open to receiving help. You don’t need to do it alone.
- Join someone else’s team. Ego isolates; humility connects. You might be thinking, who can join my team. Try the opposite.
- Hang with talent. Go where they are.
- Watch for bright eyes. See who lights up when you light up.
- Hire great people. Don’t fill positions.
- Include weirdos. Cookie-cutter-people, seldom change the world.
- Connect with your opposite. If you’re a visionary, you need a doer. If you’re good with the soft stuff, find someone who’s good with the hard stuff.
Bonus: Hire a coach or find a mentor.
16 powerful teams:
- Glenn Frey and Don Henley – The Eagles
- Wilbur and Orville Wright – The Wright Brothers
- Sam, Jack, Albert, and Harry Warner – Warner Brothers
- Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak – Apple
- Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger – Berkshire Hathaway
- Evan Williams and Biz Stone – Twitter
- Coco Chanel and Pierre Wertheimer – Parfums Chanel
- Gordon Moore and Bob Noyce – Intel
- Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard – HP
- Richard and Maurice McDonald – McDonald’s
- Bill Gates and Paul Allen – Microsoft
- Pierre Omidyar and Jeffrey Skoll – eBay
- Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel – Simon and Garfunkel
- William Procter and James Gamble – Proctor and Gamble
- Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield – Ben & Jerry’s
- Larry Page and Sergey Brin – Google
What prevents leaders from expanding their personal team?
How might leaders expand their personal team?