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Aug 22nd, 2016 Share: Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn

Want to Be Successful? Surround Yourself with Good People.

By now you have heard this a gazillion times: The lore of the lone founder is not only exaggerated but plain wrong. Companies are built by groups of dedicated people, sharing the same vision, believing in the same future and working towards the same goal.

Surround yourself with good people. And understand that, regardless how brilliant you or anyone on your team might be individually, with humans the whole is always greater than the sum of the parts.

This is true for literally everybody in your company — not only the star engineer, but also the guy who mans the reception desk or the intern.

Truly great companies have great people in every position. And truly great leaders focus on enabling their team to be the very best they can be.

Why don’t you take a minute and tell your team how much you appreciate them?

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