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The size and value of your team determine how far you will go.

It takes more than a man to fight a war and win.

As you see the big picture and what you’d do to reach there, you would need others to help make your mental picture a reality. No organization can do better than the people it has. In other words, no general can do better than his men.

People make the profit. People do the work that would keep buyers coming. People use the weapons. People and not just machines or any other tools do the starting and the finishing! Sadly too, people ruin the business! People, people, people! And people here mean your men.

As the fighting or competitive war continues, it is wisdom to know the strength of your men. The most important thing about your squad is that each person and the assignment given to him or her fits well.

Accept responsibility for placements that did not deliver a maximum result, and remove those who do not perform. You either find a player for a position or find a position for a player, if not fire him. There is no sentiment and there shouldn’t be; when it comes to business war, it is war!

Don’t just have men, have a team with uncompromised team spirit. And I repeat, it must be a team, where everybody knows his or her role to achieve the core objective. John Maxwell once quipped, ‘Team working for a worthwhile vision makes it possible for common people to attain uncommon result’.

Convert every number to a member who sees himself as part of the squad and the whole system. It will amaze you on what they can make happen by seeing that they fit in perfectly.

As I conclude this piece of writing, I want to remark that simplicity is the highest form of sophistication, and the basis of simplification is to eliminate the needless. Never-ending sophistication is the basic requirement for being in charge of business now and afterward. So, the continuous improvement would transform your operation amazingly.

Every challenge or opposition has got a soft-spot. Begin from where you have the greatest strength to fight. Paul J. Meyer observed that ‘Ninety percent of all those who fail are not actually defeated; they simply quit’. That’s revealing. ‘Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can’. Those were the words of Arthur Ashe, an ace tennis player. Go ahead and make it happen. It’s a new business day!

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