Talent is not as elusive as you may think. Dr. Todd talks about why chemistry is the the single most important ingredient you need to build an effective work group. Plus, learn why chemistry can't be sourced—it must be actively nurtured by leaders.
(upbeat music) - You know what, I love the drama of basketball. The back and forth down the stretch, the last second plays, the amazing buzzer beaters. It's great drama. But sometimes that drama actually continues off of the court. Kobe and Shaq couldn't get along. Apparently LeBron and Kyrie couldn't get along, either. As I thought about these things, I had a revelation. You know what, you've been lied to.
(upbeat music) Maybe one of the biggest lies in the last 20 years, here's the lie, are you ready? Everything is about finding talent, there's a war for talent. It's just not true, in fact, the thing that matters more is chemistry. (romantic music) We know a lot about how to find great talent, the tools and resources that bring good candidates into the pile. Finding talent isn't that much of a mystery. What matters most is chemistry. You can think of talent like a superhero, but remember, the goal is chemistry, and that's all about getting a group of people to work together effectively.
So, how do you build chemistry? Encourage helping behaviors. Let me help you with that. Be a cheerleader. You can do it! Socialize at least a little at work and outside of work. So, when you think about chemistry, well, where do you begin? The real keys are clear roles and expectations, shared leadership among the team, and a real commitment to no negativity. That means no talented jerks. Just start with a conversation with the team. Tell them that when you watch the team, you think chemistry is good, but not yet great.
Share your thoughts about chemistry, then ask them for their take. Then be quiet and listen to what they say. You might be surprised what you hear, and you might move a little closer to great chemistry.