“You know, we always called each other goodfellas. Like you’d say to somebody: You’re gonna like this guy, he’s allright, he’s a goodfella, he’s one of us. You understand? We were Goodfellas, wiseguys.”
Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) in “Goodfellas”directed by Martin Scorsese
It’s simple; either you are a good-guy, or you’re not.
Good-guys, or in this day-and-age, good-gals, are quick on the uptake, they can read a situation, think on their feet, undertake a variety of roles. They are valuable people to have, as you can rely on them to turn a seemingly impossible situation around.
If you are a good-guy, you’ll know you are. You’ll quickly recognise other good-guys and naturally gravitate towards them. The capability of a group of good-guys is by far greater than the sum of their individual skills.
If you’re not a good-guy you may still believe you are, but you’re kidding yourself on. And deep down, you know you’re kidding yourself on. The real good-guys will quickly suss you as a faker.
In any case, make sure you have one or more good-guys in your delivery team. Guys you can rely on to take the heat and not buckle.
If you don’t, you may still succeed, but it’ll be a hell of a lot harder for you as you have to deal with everything.