by Shweta Jhajharia (UK)

No successful big business owner is an island. You can keep a business running by yourself, but if you are ready to achieve growth, if you are ready to expand, then you need a team surrounding you.

However, you cannot hire just anyone to work with you. Your team must be specifically suited to your business. They need to fit into your culture, they need to have the skills the company needs and that no one else on the team has.

There is a recruitment process that we devised that helps towards this end. However, beyond learning how to hire the right people, here are five other important elements I have identified that distinguish truly winning teams from failing ones.

  1. Exhibit Strong Leadership

They say a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. While it is true that the lower boundary is set by the weakest member, the upper boundary is set by the leader – and that may not be the strongest member.

Source: iCN Issue 19  (Group Dynamics: Team Coaching); pages 41-43

About Shweta Jhajharia

Shweta Jhajharia is a serial entrepreneur, international business speaker, leading global business coach and author of Sparks. Founder of the London Coaching Group, an ActionCOACH company, she has personally worked with hundreds of businesses. Shweta is a multi-award winner, including two prestigious International Stevie awards, a Millionaire Coach Award and the British Franchise Association’s Judges Award.