Love what you do....


If you ever saw Mike Singletary play football, you knew he was into it: you could see it in his eyes. There was a level of intensity as he watched the quarterback and it led to his being involved in most defensive plays.  Years ago, I worked with a Casino Host named Gary Nolan: he had that same look when he came to work, and attributed it to his years as a pitcher for baseball’s Cincinnati Reds. Both loved playing and it showed: Nolan once told me that’s what it took to compete effectively. This week’s quotes are about teamwork and team spirit, and there are countless sport’s metaphors that apply to work: many companies refer to their employees as teammates and actively work at team building. Effective leaders build workplace cultures that drive motivation and engagement, and high performing employees are positive and work well with others. Make it so your employees love the opportunity to come to work today.

Michael Singletary (b. 1958): American football coach and former professional football player