Why Your Team Is More Important Than You…


Caption: Photo of Beyonce in my Home Office, purchased the day she dropped the surprise Beyonce album. 

A few days ago, I came across this article regarding Beyonce creating a new management team.

As the article states, ‘Beyoncé’s rep, Yvette Noel-Schure, said in a statement: ‘Last year, Parkwood Entertainment created new departments and recruited new executives from the tech, business and entertainment sectors who joined the team to help grow Parkwood and its interests . . . Some senior staffers were given the opportunity to reposition and stay on. Some members . . . awakened [to] new interests and decided to follow personal routes.'”

It was another reminder for me, that when it comes to accomplishing goals, the team is more important than the individuals. If you’ve ever been to a concert, Beyonce is the “face” of the brand, but there is an entire team of people – her costume designer, her make-up artist, her sound engineers, her dancers, the people selling the merchandise, the lighting crew, etc. working behind the brand.

On social media, people were throwing so much shade. “What else could she possibly want?” “How can she get any better?” “Seriously, for why?” But the shade always follows, or in this case, precedes, the slay.

I’m so grateful for the people behind the scenes of this:


The people who process the applications (and interview the candidates), the people who create the flyers, the people who have literally breathed life into the logo that means so much to our participants, and that means so much to me.

I’m a success seismologist… I like to study the economy, individual brands, and thought leaders, because I am constantly taking notes and attempting to learn because the world we are living in is changing soquickly! Interestingly enough, I brought up the article that I’d read about Beyonce’s new team in our Donda’s House meeting today, only to get out of the meeting to learn that she’d literally dropped the new song and the video “Formation.” I wasn’t surprised, because the super bowl is tomorrow and I’d already felt the first wave…


P.S. I’m a card-carrying member of the Beyhive. 18 year fan, so you know it’s real 😉

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