Top 4 Resources to help Leaders Assemble the Right Team

A team or organization cannot be a good fit for everyone. It can't make everyone happy. A leader's job is to make sure the people who join the team can do the work and will fit into its culture. The best leaders also hire people who are intrinsically motivated to do the job. People who get some satisfaction from the job beyond the pay and the perks.


Who: The A Method for Hiring

Geoff Smart, Randy Street
"A simple, practical, and effective solution to what The Economist calls “the single biggest problem in business today”: unsuccessful hiring. The average hiring mistake costs a company $1.5 million or more a year and countless wasted hours. This statistic becomes even more startling when you consider that the typical hiring success rate of managers is only 50 percent."


The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate The Three Essential Virtues

Patrick M. Lencioni
"A practical framework and actionable tools for identifying, hiring, and developing ideal team players. Whether you’re a leader trying to create a culture around teamwork, a staffing professional looking to hire real team players, or a team player wanting to improve yourself, this book will prove to be as useful as it is compelling."


Who Not How: The Formula to Achieve Bigger Goals Through Accelerating Teamwork

Dan Sullivan, Benjamin Hardy
"When we want something done, we've been trained to ask ourselves: 'How can I do this?' Well, there is a better question to ask. One that unlocks a whole new world of ease and accomplishment. Expert coach Dan Sullivan knows the question we should ask instead: 'Who can do this for me?'"


Stop Eliminating Perfectly Good Candidates by Asking Them the Wrong Questions

Nilofer Merchant
"Assessing a job candidate is all about the questions you ask during the interview. But too often leaders ask the wrong things, focusing more on what the interviewee has done in the past rather than what they can do in the future."