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Be rude but right
Polite teams get polite results. Virtuoso Teams are neither polite, nor democratic. Instead, they frequently house unvarnished honesty, strong egos, straight talk, and confrontation. This inspires team members to push the limits of thinking into radical new territory. A condition for success, however, is a high level executive “sponsor” who supports and promotes rather than constrains.

Only accept the best
Virtuoso Teams must contain only the best talent obtainable. “Obtainable” is the key word here. Not available. Don’t settle for second best. Average talent generally leads to average results. At the end of the day, it’s the power of the best people you want to rely on. Especially if big change is your objective.


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