Teamwork begins with the individual.

5 weak individuals do not make a strong team.

In my role as professor, I was asked this week to submit a grad school recommendation letter for one of my students.

The applicant’s intended university asked me to assess whether the candidate was better as a team member or an individual – pretty tricky.  They even used a sliding scale that I was to use to push in one direction or the other.

I pushed it to the middle because my answer was both and so I am writing this morning to remind all of us that teams only succeed when they consist of talented, hardworking, dedicated individuals.

The same as in sports.

There is strength in numbers and when the players are strong, the team is strong.