It's often a very telling exercise when garnering the best team to work on an initiative. You start by simply surveying those that you want to recruit. The immediate expressions of interest speak volumes initially. But what happens next is most telling.
Does anybody followup with you immediately thereafter in utter excitement?
It's as if they couldn't contain the energy that the opportunity generates for them. That's the fuel that leads to success.
For bonus points, anybody that takes it upon themselves to already start working on the project before they are even chosen should automatically be recruited and rewarded handsomely.