Be proud of your team....


recently spent time with the top team at a regional casino, helping them set priorities and goals. We were using the results from a just-completed employee survey and there was a lot of data for them to get their arms and heads around: while each member of that senior team was immediately drawn to their own department’s information, the overarching goal was to get them to first coalesce around what was best for the whole organization. Groups like this in any organization tend to develop habits and silos that can limit the amount and quality of group interactions: the exercises we guided them through were designed to reinforce the old saw that “two heads are better than one”; over the course of the multi-day workshop, they re-opened lines of communication, became more curious and collaborative, and encouraged each other to ‘tell me more’. The GM fought hard for the hearts and souls of his team and increased their belief in him: his real accomplishment was getting them to believe in themselves. Lead your team to do that today.

Eddie Robinson Sr. (1919 – 2007): American football coach for 56 years at Grambling State University