Dreams are not achieved alone. As Maxwell says, people must have a “dream team.” To properly answer the People Question, an individual needs to determine whether or not they have included all the people necessary to realize a dream. Walt Kallestad, CEO of The Joy Company, developed an acrostic list for “dream team” qualities. Good team members:Screen Shot 2015-11-13 at 5.46.03 pm

* Dare to focus on the dreamer’s significance, not just his or her success.

* Respond to the dreamer’s ideas with respect, rather than disgust or contempt.

* Expect the best.

* Affirm the dreamer’s talents and abilities.

* Maximize learning and growth opportunities to improve both the dream and the dreamer.

* Take time to give honest feedback.

* Encourage the dreamer unconditionally to help him or her persevere.

* Accept only excellence, since mediocrity kills dreams.

* Make the most of the dreamer’s mistakes and failures.

Maxwell also identifies three additional qualities for dream team members. He seeks out people who inspire him, who are honest, and whose skills complement his. There are four steps that people can take to recruit and engage a dream team:

* To recruit the team, transfer the vision. Dream casting requires good communication skills and conviction in the significance of the dream.

* Transfer the dream logically. People do not buy into dreams if they do not believe in them. The first step in gaining credibility is to communicate a dream logically. This means that people must demonstrate an understanding of the dream that is at least as comprehensive as their audience. The second step is to offer a sound strategy for achieving the dream.

* Transfer the dream emotionally. People will only embrace a dream if the dreamer connects with them emotionally. This means describing the dream in a way that appeals to the audience’s interests, demonstrating how committed the dreamer is to the dream, and illustrating the benefits of attaining the dream.

* Transfer the dream visually. When dreamers do everything within their power to live their dreams, they become a living advertisement for the dream. This is compelling to others.

About anubhawalia

Anubha Walia, Executive Coach, Trainer, Facilitator & OD&L Professional is a prolific Human Process Interventionist, also specialises in Wellness coach carries 22+ years of rich experience, and has worked with top of the line blue-chip​ organization like Honeywell, ICICI Bank, Moody ICL Certification were she was heading ODL, Trainings & Quality verticals. Her areas of expertise include human process intervention, Organisation Development, Change engagement Learning, Team building & Recreation, Wellness & Yoga and Quality implementation.

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  1. I always had the idea of how important it is to have certain goals and dreams in life but today with upmost clarity I have understood the importance of dreaming with people. i have realized that the possibility of fulfilling a dream can only be maximized by maximizing the learning and growth which can only happen with people. They supply the required acceptance and encouragement. To make the dream comprehensive and exist in reality people can contribute the best by making its significance and existence possible. Thank you mam for such a required reality check.


  2. It’s truly said ,it is really important to respect each other’s dreams to encouraging and motivating in their path. I appreciate this dream team article, thank u mam

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  3. When dreams are supported by a positive and encouraging dream team, it not only uplifts the dreamer but also helps the dreams achieve their maximum potential.


    • It is really important to be surrounded by people who support and understand your dreams. It makes a huge impact on the result. The points are very well put.👍🏽


  4. It is really important to be surrounded by people who support and understand your dreams. It makes a huge impact on the result. The points are very well put.👍🏽


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