A business is not a team; to make your business work, however, you will have to create teams. Successful coaches — from Pat Riley to Mike Shanahan — agree on certain principles when it comes to teamwork:
1. The team’s goal is everyone’s ultimate goal.
2. The team is more important than the individual.
3. Every job is important.
4. Accept diversity outside of the team but insist on unanimity within it.
5. Loyalty is the most important virtue.[Ed. Note. Mark Morgan Ford was the creator of Early To Rise. In 2011, Mark retired from ETR and now writes the Palm Beach Letter. His advice, in our opinion, continues to get better and better with every essay, particularly in the controversial ones we have shared today. We encourage you to read everything you can that has been written by Mark.]