“My model for business is The Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other’s kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other, and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. That’s how I see business: Great things in business are never done by one person, they’re done by a team of people.” – Steve Jobs
Whether you like Steve Jobs or not, his influence on business and culture is undeniable. And he knew how to build great teams. There’s a prevailing meme out there I’ll call the Lone Wolf. It’s the man or woman, out there alone, against the world, making their way despite almost insurmountable odds. It’s the survivalist and it’s very American. It’s also a myth.
The world we live in today is nothing like it was 200 years ago when many of the themes rooted in this cultural archetype were founded. Today is all about connection and the people who are making things happen are those who understand the power of Team. You don’t get what you want, you get what you build and to build anything requires teamwork.
As a network marketer, you have two distinct roles on a team. First, you’re part of a larger team and your work goes toward benefiting the team a whole. Second, as a team leader, you also have a team of your own and your role there is different and requires a different skill set. Understanding this contextually is important because these roles are different and require distinct skills that must be developed. They are also two sides of the same coin. So holistically you can’t ignore one without sacrificing there other.
Build the Team is about both which is why it’s part of the Three Pillars of Success. Visiting the Build The Team section in GoMentum every day keeps you focused on your distinct and very important leadership roles within your organization. Watch for an upcoming post on Team Talk, the broadcast communications tool within Momentum that brings to life both roles and glues the team together.