I am always amazed at the ingenuity and communal nature of human beings. Whether we work like ants to build pyramids, construct railroads across a continent or help a single person take 6 million steps to run across America, there is strength in numbers.
Earlier this week I was asked to speak about how ultra-running and my run across America was really a team effort. For me it was very easy to deliver this message, because my decade long career at GE had taught me that a team of people can move mountains. The following are some thoughts to be considered when building and developing teams for longevity.
BUILDING THE TEAM It is art, not science.
1. Leadership For teams to function effectively, there must be leadership. The team will eventually confront challenges and need to make decisions. Sometimes these decisions can be made by a vote; other times, a leader will need to make the decision for the team. A leader of …