Facial plast Surg 2010; 26(1): 016-020
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1245059
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How to Create High-Performing Teams

Samuel M. Lam1
  • 1Lam Facial Plastic Surgery Center and Hair Restoration Institute, Plano, Texas
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Publication Date:
01 February 2010 (online)


This article is intended to discuss inspirational aspects on how to lead a high-performance team. Cogent topics discussed include how to hire staff through methods of “topgrading” with reference to Geoff Smart and “getting the right people on the bus” referencing Jim Collins' work. In addition, once the staff is hired, this article covers how to separate the “eagles from the ducks” and how to inspire one's staff by creating the right culture with suggestions for further reading by Don Miguel Ruiz (The Four Agreements) and John Maxwell (21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership). In addition, Simon Sinek's concept of “Start with Why” is elaborated to help a leader know what the core element should be with any superior culture.