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Volume 32, Issue 3

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Build Your Team Intelligently and Thoughtfully

Written by  MICHAEL HERRERA

Are you able to describe the specific skills and skill levels of each member of your BCM team from a professional and personal perspective? Could you say who on your team has the strongest overall skillset? Do you have a clear idea of who on your staff has the skills to manage a crisis? Do you know whether your team’s performance is lacking or if any of your people are unhappy? If you think of such high-performing teams as Navy SEAL units or NASCAR pit crews, it’s easy to see that their strength comes from the fact that different members of the team are good at different tasks. Collectively the members cover all the jobs they must perform to excel as a unit. It’s the same with elite firefighters, as I know from my brother, a fire chief at NASA’s White Sands Test Facility in New Mexico. Having a well-balanced