It is important to train teams instead of individuals. We need to our people to acquire the qualities that will eventually build successful teams. These teams will need to make the Far East successful. First of all, it is the ability to change and the ability to change the environment. Secondly, it is strategic thinking and goal setting. The third one is the ability to make decisions and own the responsibility. This is a rare quality — Vladimir Solodov, Governor of Kamchatka Territory.
Over the last 40+ years, a team has been a very specific concept for me. I believe you need to select the smartest and the most talented ones and build a team. It is never easy, because the smart and talented are usually not easily managed. If you want to manage such people, your only choice is finding common values. If you share values, you will be able to overcome tiny disagreements for the sake of a common goal — Victor Sidnev, President, Union for Russian Science Cities Development.
I have always thought that the Far East can be developed only by teams due to its enormous territory. Now we have a team that gets things done in the Far East. Many ask what is it that makes Yakutia work so well? You have forest fires, yet you show an economic growth and an industrial growth of 25% year-over-year. People stopped leaving, it is the opposite now – people started coming to us. It was achieved by a building a team that is working now, — Aysen Nikolaev, Head of Sakha Republic (Yakutia).