Sunday, October 20th, 2013
OH, YES THERE IS!-
OH YES THERE IS!!
There really really is an X factor to a true team
As in exponential
As in magic multiplier
I’ve experience it as a team member
I’ve built it as a leader
I’ve seen what team does for results and a healthy company culture
And I’ve seen the opposite.
It can’t be faked.
It is rare.
And it does make impossible things happen.
The Red Sox pennant of 2013 affirms it.
Evenly matched players
Each expert in their own role
Each needing the other to meet the goal
No super stars
All pulling on the same rope–their language
A steady at the rudder coach
Blinking away set backs
Under tough economic duress–
With a world in turmoil–
With self-centered over paid leaders–
Team-ness can be over looked as a luxury
It can be viewed as soft, indulgent and an unnecessary cost
Don’t blind yourself to the results power of team
Not if you want to win a pennant.
Not, not, not, not, not.