Entrepreneur of the Year Criteria #3

According to Gregory K. Ericksen in his book Entrepreneur of the Year Award: Insights From the Winner’s Circle, the third criteria the judges use to help them determine a winner is the management team the leader has put together.

The management team of a company can include executives and board of directors members, but ultimately, I think this criteria probably examines all the people of an organization.  Has the entrepreneur successfully pulled together talented people who are committed to the company’s long-term goals?  

It helps if the executives and members of the board bring different talents and experiences to the table, so the overall advantages experienced by the company are wider and therefore the benefits offered to the customer are more valuable.