From ChangeThis: When you build a team, are you focused on joining links in a chain or weaving together a strong rope of intertwined employees? While I may have started out building a chain – mindful that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link — I came to see that interweaving the threads of a rope came much closer to meeting my goal of a cohesive, interactive team. That way, I eliminate the inevitable spaces between chain links, replacing them with a ‘rope’ team, where every thread is bound together. This is the model I used as I found, trained and deployed my staff — my Army — and I could not be more satisfied and proud of the results we’ve had and the achievements I see on a daily basis. · Go to A general’s guide to deploying an army of entrepreneurs →