I have a weird resistance to the information provided in this Harvard Business Review podcast.
The way that they conducted the research doesn’t sit well with me.
The message is that for teams of football players and for teams of surgeons the teams with the best results are managed by ex-players or ex-surgeons: i.e. that a technical specialist leading a team makes for better results. Go listen for yourself and see what you think.
Then read this article about how to assemble an A team (where the thesis is that it’s about the people, not about what they know.
Try some other posts on this site about teams: