To grow your business, you must grow your team. You can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed. No man can climb to genuine success without taking others along with him. You will only be deceiving yourself if you believe you can succeed without a team. Success is a matter of individual effort only to the extent that each person must decide, in his or her own mind, what is wanted.

As Jack Welch said, “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.

Training and development of team members is often cut when costs are tight. However, developing people needs to be seen as an investment, not a cost. Too often money spent on your team is used as a reward rather than as a strategic investment. The reality is that any money spent of growing your team serves multiple purposes: it can be an employee retention tool, a reward, a  pacifier as well as a strategic choice. An effective people development strategy is key for success and being able to react to changing business conditions.

That which one man can accomplish single handed, during an entire life time, is but meagre at best, no matter how well organised that man may be, but that which one man may accomplish through the principle of alliance with other men is practically without limitation.

Napolean Hill