Thursday, November 8, 2007


The strength of the team is each individual member ... the strength of each member is the team. ~ Phil Jackson

Whether you are on a sports team or part of a team at work trying to complete a project, Phil Jackson's statement holds true.

At work, a good boss is not always the person who knows the most about every particular piece of the project, but is smart enough to surround him/herself by people who are or can be the goto people on each piece of the project. The boss will make sure that the team has everything they need and that they work well together. The boss will also bring in the appropriate person or people if there is a strength missing from the team.

In sports, you can't have a team of all-stars very often and still expect them to win. There are too many egos to accomplish this goal. In basketball, everyone would want the ball, but no one would want to give it up to someone else to shoot [there are a few noted exceptions.] In baseball, you have the NY Yankees. They have not won the world series in a long time. Shoot, even Michael Jordan did not win his first championship until he got a supporting cast.

Make someone's day and perform a random act of kindness. It will show that you are not just looking out for yourself.

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