How do you figure out if someone is good for your team? Good for the organization? Good for you as a leader? What does it mean to build a diverse team, and how can different skillsets, talents, and perspectives be beneficial? Can they fill in the gaps that the team has, or that you don’t fill yourself? And when does it become unhealthy? When do differing opinions, or goals, or approaches become an obstacle to success?
In this episode, we attempt to answer all of those questions. Then Pabel proposes a system for evaluating risks and benefits, and we spend some time debating the challenges inherent in using it. In other words, what are the risks/benefits of using Pabel’s risk/benefit tool? Like the title of this episode says, you should surround yourself with people who will challenge you. We’re just practicing what we preach.