What did Babe Ruth, the first member of baseball’s Hall of Fame and perhaps the best long ball hitter of all time say about teamwork?
“The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.”
He was free to swing for the fences each and every at bat because he knew that his team would be there if he failed. His teams, some of the greatest of all time, were always there for him, just as he was always there for them. Each filled their role, each remembered the common goal.
Many of us struggle to get our organizations to work together. What can we learn from what “The Babe” had to say?
First, focus on shaping the team. When the group works together as a team each individual including the stars are lifted to a higher performance level.
Second, Replace those who cannot or will not fill the role you require of them.You’ll discover your stars as well as those who fill a lesser role and contribute. You’ll also discover those
that cannot or will not fill the role that you require of them. Replace them quickly and decisively for they have the power to blunt all of your team building efforts. This was an ongoing
activity for The Babe's team and it paid off handsomely.
Begin today to build the team that you dream of – make your team the best it can possibly be!
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