Build a “Dream Team” to make the 3-Year Picture a Reality

One of the most common mistakes I see entrepreneurs make is tackling the wrong issues in their businesses.

Every business owner should have a “Dream Team.”

Who makes the roster? Executive-level individuals who can take your business to the next level. If your company runs on EOS, you already know what the next level is: the 3-Year Picture on your Vision/Traction Organizer (V/TO).

Why does a Dream Team matter? If you’re going to grow your business, you need seasoned leadership that’s already done exactly that. When you hire from the Dream Team, you’re hiring experienced employees who are a few years ahead of where you’re currently at—and can help you bring your 3-Year Picture to life. 

How do you find your Dream Team? Look at where your business needs to go next and determine what roles you need to get there. 

Let’s say you need a stellar sales manager to increase your conversion rate and streamline your processes. Who’s the best sales manager you know? Who among your competitors and colleagues does an outstanding job in sales? 

Use word of mouth or LinkedIn to find the top people in the field. Ask for introductions.

As you build the roster, don’t get too hung up on money or availability. You may be able to offer incentives beyond annual salary. The timing has a way of working itself out. 

Focus on finding the best possible performers and start connecting with them. See who’s interested in your concept or really buys into your core values. Sooner or later, the opportunity to bring them on board may arise.

Strategic planning and solid recruiting systems are essential to building your Dream Team. We’ve got experience with both. Contact us to learn how our consulting and recruiting services can make your 3-Year Picture a reality.

–Eric Crews
Founder & President
Crews Consulting Group 

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Skimmed it? Here’s the recap:
–A Dream Team is crucial to hitting your 3-Year Picture
–Look for people a few years ahead of you who have grown a business before
–Focus on relationships and core values fit; save logistics and timing for later discussion
–Strategic planning and a strong recruiting function are required: contact us for help