. Can a B player make it to the A-Team? The obvious answer is that only an A-Player should be on the A-Team. If you dig a little deeper I think the fundamental question boils down to the dichotomy of
. - What makes an A-Team? - What makes an A-Player?
. The answer to the first question is actually probably simpler than the later. An A-Team is made up of a high performance team that produces exceptional results, products or services. The Team functions as a single entity producing an output that exceeds the sum of the parts. An A-Team leverages the talents, skills and abilities of the team to excel. Successful teams are far more valuable and productive than individuals could be on their own and best of all the output can scale up. .
The Player is a whole different entity and a mere cog in the A-Team. Some might suggest that an A-Player would be requirement to have an A-Team. I would suggest that there is more to a high performance team than a group of A-Players. The dynamics between team members, getting the right person in the right role and leadership are also significant factors in building the A-Team. IMHO leadership and team dynamics will play a greater role in creating a successful A-team than a group of A-Players. In fact a group of A-Players could be detrimental to potential success. There is only room for so many strong willed A-Types on any team.
. Leadership and team dynamics are the key elements of the A-Team. .