chapter  9
The art of building a team
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The term ‘team’ is imbued with a meaning derived, in the first instance, from games.

Each player in a team game has a position and a specific responsibility. The skills of

the players are important but the strength of the team depends more specifically on

how well the players combine. Star players who fail to pass the ball are no longer an

asset and may be dropped in favour of those who fit in best. In the high-performance

team, each player knows when and where to enter and to exit. Timing is all important.

Indispensable for this context is the knowledge the players have of one another.