As a leader, It’s not always possible to hand pick your teammates but it’s definitely required that you deliver results with the team you have. I believe that everyone is a “10” at something and the core responsibility of the leader is to help each member to align to their SWEET SPOT.
In one of my more rewarding projects, I led a group of men that were awesome as individuals but disjointed as a team. We first developed a model to align everyone to what they enjoyed doing the most and then we went to work. The team dynamics were magical and it was if the right hand knew what the left hand was doing and so forth. Now it wasn’t perfect but it was more concise and we felt accomplished going home everyday. The key was that we were all operating in our sweet spots and was able to give our best because we worked in areas of strength.