Putting the team first isn’t easy.


From Lessons in Leadership :

“Professional basketball player Klay Thompson recently broke an NBA record by scoring 60 points in less than 30 minutes. The thing is, Thompson could have broken even more records.”

“Except that his boss, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, benched him for the entire fourth quarter. What was Kerr’s reasoning?”

“Golden State’s coach preaches a team-first mentality for the Warriors, a philosophy that reduces emphasis on individual achievements in favor of the team. This ideology serves him well for a number of reasons, but none more than this: Kerr realizes that the team can achieve much more as a whole versus the sum of its parts.”

Teams always work better than committees. Teams have a common goal. Team members don’t want to let other team members down. Working with several organizations several years ago….that was a difficult concept for many folks. Some have never changed!


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