Why is it so Hard to Build a Team?

Why is it so difficult to form a team?

In all the years I served in the military as an infantry officer, none of my company commanders, battalion commanders, regimental commanders, or division commanders ever interviewed me to ask how they could help me be a better officer, what my career aspirations were, or how my abilities could be used to better their command.

In all the years I served as a teacher, not one principal interviewed me to ask me how they might make me a better teacher, what career aspirations I had, or what skills I might possess to make their school a better place for students.

The same thing occurred in business.

They only wanted one thing—zero defects.

While in the field, my battalion commander relieved one of my fellow company commanders. The captain stood in the tent, crying. My commander informed me that I would be taking over his line company.
I asked why? The battalion commander looked at me. "Because he is worthless." I looked at him and said, "Who was supposed to train him?" I won't tell you what the battalion commander said to me.

No person is born without defects. In fact, we were defective from the moment we were born. I believe it's called original sin.

I'm an author with defects, striving to write better each day and finding like-minded people to help me along the way. I don't know all the answers, just some of them. As I tell my wife with a grin on my face, I'm not exactly right all the time, but I'm never wrong:)

All kidding aside, most people care more about themselves than other people, and that's normal, especially in a country like ours where a lot of people don't believe in God.

People don't have zero defects.

You are not a leader if you just tell people what to do, issue orders, and if it is not done, reprimand that person.

Building my author team has been a struggle; I would be lying to you if I said it was easy. It has taken me five years of wasted money and time to build an incomplete team. Why? It is because people really don't care about me or what I'm trying to accomplish. They want my money.

I'm not a total failure... I have a great book cover artist, a great book formatter, a great audiobook narrator, and a decent writer (me):)

I care about each of these people, and they are my friends. They care about me. We have taken the time to get to know each other and, in the process, have tried to help each other be successful.

My incomplete team has ethics, morals, and values.

My goal for the rest of my life is to help people become writers and, in the process, develop leaders. I know this process will make me a better person!
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