What an excellent article.
Years ago, I competed on the most successful college track team in US history. In three years we won three triple crowns. Not one of those was anywhere near achievable without the best effort of *every* individual. If one person fell down usually someone unexpected stood up and bridged the gap for us.Â
My greatest passion in life and work is seeing people understand this aspect of success. There may be occasional moments where one is so strong and so competent as to field a team of one, but it’s always so fleeting you barely notice when you’ve stumbled again. A team constantly striving to push someone forward always leads, and recognizes multidimensional aspects of success.