Look at Your Culture
Your culture should be one that attracts the right people. When you create a place or an environment where people love to work, then key talent—people who are so good that they have options for employment — will want to work with you. As a matter of fact, you could have a waiting list of potential new team members. How do you create a great culture at work? Build a place where you would love to work. Write down a list of adjectives that describes your new culture and start living them today. Create an environment that encourages total engagement and utilizes everyone’s talents. If you want respect, then be respectful and ensure that each person feels that they matter. If generosity is important, then be generous with your time, knowledge, and money. Own the fact that you are the key role model for your company, and that others will follow your lead.
Stars Hang Together
You don’t have to look very far from one champion to find another. After all, like attracts like. When you are developing your team, take your time and hire the best—hire the superstars. They will help you to attract others who want to be on the winning team. Your superstars will also help set a standard of excellence; as new team members join, employees at all levels will strive to meet the high standard.
Success doesn’t happen overnight, but it has to start somewhere. Start today. Execute the changes to build a company with a mission, a company that you and others will want to work for, a company that attracts talent by having talent. Start creating a culture of excellence. Then, when it is time to build your team, you will have a list of people to call on who are excited to be involved in your organization of excellence.