No man is an island. And no leader leads alone.
Every leader has the responsibility to fill his team with players who will take the organization to the next level.
Too often, we see leaders fill their teams with yes men or people just like themselves. There’s no diversity to their teams.
The lack of diversity also leads to another problem: Creativity will be limited.
I like what Brian Dodd says in his book The 2-Minute Leader:
Wise leaders don’t seek out people who are just like them. If someone doesn’t fit your mold, that is probably a very good thing.
Why Your Clones Aren’t Good
We want to be around people who are like us. They bring us comfort and we know how to relate to them.
They’re just like us, after all.