Coming from being an athlete myself, not only do I strive to be an MVP player at all times, but I also want to be part of a “Championship Team.” If you ever get the opportunity to feel the unbelievable synergy and adrenaline of a winning team, you continually strive to keep that feeling (winning streak) or are in constant pursuit of finding that again.
That feeling also relates to being part of a winning team at an organization. Everyone wants to enjoy what they do for work and most people want to work in an environment that is also fun and “winning” in their field of expertise. There are many things Managers and Leadership Executives can do to create this type of atmosphere and overall results. I came across an article by Rajat Taneja, Executive VP & CTO at Electronic Arts, called “8 Tips to Building a Championship Team” and loved it. The points that Rajat lists resonates with the same message I preach to my clients. If you are looking for additional ideas on how to do this, check out his article below:
“Leaders serve as the enablers of talent, culture and results.” Glenn Llopis – Forbes Magazine
I am always fascinated by reading what very successful “leaders” have in common. Glenn Llopis wrote a really good article in Forbes Magazine on February 18, 2013 about the 15 things successful Leaders automatically do every day (link to article found below). I read through his article and agree on his in-depth points. Leaders have a large task at hand that is always revolving and challenging us in many different ways. If you are someone like me who is constantly thirsty for growth and knowledge – take a moment to read his article. If you are someone who wants to know how to become a better leader, this article is a great place to start.
Want to thrive as a business? Are you clear on “why” you do what you do? Are your employees in alignment with why you started and run your business?
Start with “Why” – this is worth taking a look at for any Executive of an organization. Simon Sinek challenges you to look at “Why” you do what you do as an organization and how having clarity with that is essential to make sure everyone in the organization shares the same passion. Check out the youtube video below: