Monday, July 19, 2010

Teamwork + Intelligence = Championship

“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan played basketball for Laney High School in Wilmington, North Carolina. Ironically, he was cut from the varsity team as a sophomore. Instead of giving up after failing to make the team, Jordan used it to spur himself to greater achievements, practicing hour after hour on the court. The rest is history.

Are you prepared to win today? How often have you heard someone say “hire for attitude and teach for skills”? Companies are taking greater care these days to hire people with the right attitude; and because there are so many people looking for jobs today they can. It’s having people with the right attitude that helps companies and families and communities and clubs be more successful and effective. For sure, talent helps, but we all know that there’s more to it than that – people working together, sharing a common vision and goals, having a great play book, using their skills intelligently and being inspired by great leaders – these are the other elements, when mixed with the right attitude, that lead groups beyond success. This is how you win championships, move from good to great, and become the best at what you do. So remember: if you want to be and be seen as the best today, work with others, work smart, and have a great attitude. Just do it!

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