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Putting all of your star players on one team can stifle creativity

Putting all of your star players on one team can stifle creativity

Everyone has a unique role to play, so it is no surprise that at high-performing companies, star talent is distributed, not clustered. I wonder if all SLT members got this memo? Enjoy this DailyFind, love from CW!

At Apple, Steve Jobs led much of the industrial design charge, while the softer-spoken Steve Wozniak bulletproofed the engineering. In the world of theater, famed lyricist Oscar Hammerstein dreamt up beloved classics such as “The Sound of Music” and “The King and I,” but it was Richard Rodgers who found the music in his partner’s words. “If you have too many stars, all of a sudden the teams begin to flip.” “I hand him a lyric and get out of his way,” Hammerstein reportedly once said. […]

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