Teams are built from the inside - and from the outside.
I saw a message from a famous person today touting the merits of promoting from within. It build morale, it sends a clear cultural message, it motivates people on the team. That's all true. It's also true that our teams may not have every strength that we need to make it to the next level. It may be necessary to add some spice to keep growing.
Promote from within? Absolutely! AND build your team by constantly looking for talent interested in joining your cause.
Who do you know who might serve your team incredibly well, but is not yet part of your team? Have you talked with them lately?
-- Doug Smith