Kind of liken this one to “Gym Class Theory”
So while in gym class, more times than not there were captains when picking teams. Now as a captain you are choosing the people who will help you win whatever it is you are playing. What are you thinking about? Hopefully the correct people you can pick in order to win whatever it is you are playing.
Do you have to pick all the best players? Well statistically since there is at least one other person picking you may not get all the best people, only half, but what about role players. Every successful championship I have ever seen had a good percentage of role players who when paired with really good players helped everyone get better results. There are also plenty of cases of these role players developing into even better players because of this experience. Heck, this also goes to one of my personal mantras of getting the most out of any given day, hour, minute, situation, etc. So not only do you get to win you get the satisfaction of helping others improve and maybe even improving your team/business/personal self, for the foreseeable future. So why don’t you do it more.
What kind of a leader are you if you only pick the best? Not sure but seems to me to be a pretty selfish one. Some would say you are really competitive which might be true. Maybe you are not very ambitious and when faced with a bigger challenge you are not interested. Not sure.
I even look at my own business and the insurance carriers I represent. The majority want the customer with the same characteristics; good credit, homeowner, in a relationship, college degree. That leaves a whole lot of good human beings, loyal human beings, moldable human beings out. Why? Maybe it is a short term, quarterly earnings are important kind of mindset? Again I am not sure
I suppose it goes to your overall mantra. Winning is a wonderful thing but if you define winning and do not allow society to define it you may get more out of it than just a notch in the win column or a pat on the back for a nice quarter.
Just some thoughts.