We's, or Me's?

N.B.A. superstar Carmello Anthony is an interesting case study. Last night’s game between the N.Y. Knicks and the Indiana Pacers came down to the wire, with Anthony’s Knicks losing in overtime, 103-96. Mello missed a shot at the buzzer that would have won the game in regulation. Did I mention the Knicks led by 3 with five seconds to play in the fourth quarter?

As I have watched Anthony through the years I have been reminded that you don’t build winning organizations with superstars. The Knicks are mediocre at best, while Anthony’s old team, the Denver Nuggets has actually improved since he headed for the Big Apple.

No one would dispute that Anthony is one of the greatest scorers on the planet. He netted 30 in last night’s game. But the goal of professional basketball is not to score points. It is to win championships.

For leaders, the temptation is to look for flashy superstars, believing they are the answer. Many times we allow them to

live to different standards, sacrificing chemistry and, ultimately, results.

If you ask me, genuine superstars make everyone around them better. It is never about them. It is about the team. They think “We,” not “Me.”

When you look at your team, what do you see? We’s, or Me’s?

If you want to build a championship culture, you better make sure your superstars have more We.

Fully Engaged,

Randy

What is the number one thing you look for in a team member?

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japonzio

7 years ago

Someone who can do there part while building up others. Someone who looks beyond just themselves and what they can get out of it. Someone who can and does put the needs of others and the team ahead of their own. As the old saying goes there is no I in team…

randygravitt

7 years ago

Great reminders Jason & congrats on the new book!

japonzio

7 years ago

Thanks Randy, I have really come to enjoy writing the daily devotionals and sending them out. sadly though they are slowing down to one or two a week… I am contemplating putting together a 5th 90 day devotional…
If I didn’t have to earn a living I would love to explore being able to write more and speak. I am just not sure how to go about it, or if that is what God would have me do…
thanks again & God Bless,
Ja

Coach Brown

7 years ago

We spoke about this last night in our small group… consider who makes the greatest coaches. Were any of them Hall of Fame players? In fact great players who tried to coach, what happened? Why? Great coaches understand team building importance and are not focused on individual performance. Great coaches find the “we” in their players and pass on the “me” players. Good thoughts Randy.

randygravitt

7 years ago

Thanks Coach! Spoken like a man who knows what he’s talking about.

TheGreatDanaJ

7 years ago

Love this!

randygravitt

7 years ago

Thanks!

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