Being brutally honest

Great teams do great things. Great teams are built with individuals who are talented in their individual jobs and work great with the team. Getting there is a process.

Putting smart individuals together in a room one day won’t make a great team. They need to live experiences together. Grow together.

To get there, smart people need to be told straight up where they go wrong. No sugar coating. No crafty words. Smart people respect that. They don’t cry over it. They may defend it or make compelling arguments. If they are convinced, they will work to fix things.

“Some of my very best friends in Apple, the most creative people in Apple who worked on the Macintosh, almost all of them said they would never, ever work for Steve Jobs again,” said Wozniak. “He would directly confront people and almost call them idiots,” explained Wozniak.

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