I couldn't agree more!
In most sports, there is a collection of “second choice” substitutes to fill in when a first-team player gets injured or needs a rest. However, sometimes these substitutions are for tactical reasons. The game may be at a certain stage that they need to change strategy or need someone with a certain impact
The role of a leader is to develop the overall skill levels of their team, however it is hard at times to not always lean on the same people for the same strengths.
In order to keep your team engaged and motivated it is important to give them the tools and time to develop.
Team rotation is commonplace in the sporting world, but could it be used more frequently in the corporate environment? The role of a leader is to develop the overall skill levels of their team to such an extent that they can smash any targets that come their way. There will always be a range of people with a range of talents in any given team – in my view, the best leaders give people a chance to develop their lesser skills as well as relying on their strong suits. They use the coaching power of the collective and ensure that people have a chance to work with and learn from a mix of others.