Much like NBA general managers, HR executives look to hire the best talent available. But in business, as in the NBA, focusing on star power doesn't always develop a winning team.
Take the recent Los Angeles Lakers roster, for example. On paper, a team featuring marquee talents like LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook looks like a lock for a deep playoff run, if not a championship season. But in 2022 the Lakers failed to even make the playoffs. The ’90s-era Chicago Bulls capped off their second three-peat of the decade because their roster featured complementary talents – not just individual stars. Michael Jordan may be the best NBA player of all time, but without Dennis Rodman’s gritty defense, hustle, and on-the-court presence, the team arguably wouldn’t have had the same success.
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