Keys to Building Your Dream Team

It marks a big step in your development when you realize that other people can help you do a better job than you can do alone.” – Andrew Carnegie

Have you ever felt alone? Isolated? Does your life and leadership at times feel overwhelming? 

I remember, like it was yesterday, when a close and trusted friend met me for coffee and his opening words lifted a HUGE burden, setting me on a new pathway to energy and success. He said, “Steve, I’d like to help you and assist you in business. Be a part of your team… your dream team!”

At that time, I didn’t really have a team. I hired a few people here and there, but they were not a part of my dream and vision for my company Leadership Quest.

That day, I made a decision. I’d begin to build a real team, one that shared my purpose, dream, vision, and values. Together we could do great things! I remember saying, “The purpose of Leadership Quest will be to help professionals develop their personal leadership vision and emotional intelligence. Every day, I will strive to help leaders and teams achieve their desired goals in sales productivity, leadership, time maximization, and life balance.”

I love what Chris Hodges says, “A dream is a compelling vision you see in your heart that’s too big to accomplish without the help of others.”

Allow me to make a small but significant suggestions as you chart your path for a successful year… build your dream team. I didn’t say a perfect team, I said a dream team.

Dream teams are filled with men and women in process of personal leadership development. A good dream team will compliment you.

My team: 

  • Compliments my weaknesses
  • Makes me better
  • Multiplies my value to those we serve
  • Helps me to focus on my strengths
  • Compounds my efforts
  • Empowers me to realize our stated dream
Select people on your dream team who:
  • Inspire you
  • Sharpen you
  • Whose skills compliment you
Remember, without a good team, you and I will not be able to reach our potential and see our vision turn into reality.

Here’s to building your dream team!


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“The purpose of Leadership Quest is to help professionals develop their personal leadership, vision and emotional intelligence. Everyday I strive to help leaders and teams achieve their desired goals in sales productivity, leadership, time maximization, and life-balance. ”

About the Author

Steve Gutzler is the President of Leadership Quest, a Seattle-based leadership development company. Steve is a dynamic, highly-sought-after speaker who has delivered more than 2,500 presentations to a list of clients including Microsoft, Starbucks, the Seattle Seahawks, Pandora Radio, Boeing, Cisco, Starwood Corporation, the Ritz Carlton group, and the U.S. Social Security Administration. He recently was voted #1 by the readership of Huffington Post as the Most Inspirational Leader on Social Media.

A published author on leadership and emotional intelligence, Steve resides near Seattle with his wife Julie where they enjoy time with their three adult children and six grandchildren.