It’s 2013. We have come a long way. The world definitely didn’t come to an end but for the last few years, we are still experiencing the aftermath of global financial crisis. Especially in Europe, Euro crisis has led the companies to close down units, plants and lay off employees. The pressure is more than ever, and the managers, entrepreneurs are faced with more challenges and responsibilities. By choosing the right team members, every manager or entrepreneur can outperform and success will be inevitable in any project. To do so, all you need five types of people in a team to make it dynamic and successful:
This is a go getter. This person is the factor of momentum, making sure deadlines are met and goals are reached. This is a positive catalyst who pushes the team to get the desired out. This is the voice of progress.
This is your mentor, your hero, your north star. You want to be like this person. This person is a constant reminder that you can also do amazing things. You don’t only look up to him/her but you want to make this person proud. This is the voice of true authority.
This person is full of positive energy. This person works passionately and at the same time keeps the team together. Known for cracking jokes, carrying smile and as a result the team gets benefitted from his/her positive vibes. This is the voice of motivation.
This is a person full of new ideas. Someone who pushes you, who is always pushing him/herself and most importantly who makes you think. You want to keep this person energized, and enthusiastic. This is the voice of inspiration.
This is the devil’s advocate, who asks the smart questions and sees problems before they arise. His/her perspective is very important. This kind of person wants you to be as safe as you are successful. This is the voice of reason.
If you are a manager, entrepreneur or even a student working in a team, try to identify the right people around you. The right types of people are the key factor for formulating the successful dynamic team that works.
P.S.: The post was inspired by Jessica Hagy, article published in Forbes magazine.