It's that time of year again!
Pick the LOWEST seeded team to reach the FINAL FOUR, and win a personal GREATNESS CALL with Don Yaeger PLUS a pre-ordered autographed copy of "Teammate: My Journey in Baseball and a World Series for the Ages."
In business, as in sports, there is nothing more frustrating than a poorly executed meeting. Whether you are stuck in an office conference room listening to a droning, directionless boss or huddled up on the field with a queasy, indecisive quarterback, your confidence, productivity and competitive edge are bound to plummet.
That’s why every great leader—be they coach, captain, division head or CEO—knows that in order to spur high performance, meetings (and huddles) must be focused, disciplined and inspirational.
This principle of Great Teams was most poignantly reinforced for me four years ago at Madison Square Garden, as I watched Villanova face off against Louisville in the 2013 Big East Tournament quarterfinals. Every time Villanova called a time out the players moved their chairs out towards the middle of the floor so that—as the starters sat down—the rest of the team could encircle them, arm-in-arm, forming a protective cocoon. Everyone was present. Everyone was dialed in.
The legendary Dave Ramsey and his team at the EntreLeadership Podcast interviewed me recently on building Great Teams and my latest book. Host Ken Coleman is one of the best interviewers ever. I hope you'll take a listen!! It goes live today!!