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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Talent vs. Teamwork

Babe Ruth once said, "The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime."

This quote is true in all types of organizations. Talent is undoubtedly important, but depending on the type of career, teamwork can be far more valuable to a business. A group of the most highly talented individuals who don't work together efficiently are unreliable, waste resources, and often have competing agendas. Without teamwork, talent is wasted.

In comparison, a strong, cohesive team can often make up for weaker talent because they form a strong alliance and are committed to reaching the same goals. Successful teams benefit from a blend of various skills and can-do attitudes. They also share resources, learn from one another, and offer invaluable encouragement and support.

If your organization is struggling to find top-notch talent, try focusing on building a top-notch team instead. The winning results may surprise you.

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