The Buffalo Bills are off to a surprising 4-1 start this year, a credit to the leadership of their Harvard-educated quarterback, Ryan Fitzpatrick. Though he may not bring stellar arm strength, he possesses hard-to-measure leadership qualities—the intangibles crucial to success on the field.
Trust is like the air we breathe. When it’s present, nobody really notices. But when it’s absent, everybody notices. —Warren Buffett Trusting relationships form the foundation of every strong team. You’ve likely experienced teams where trust existed (so refreshing!) and others where it didn’t (so frustrating). But here’s the million-dollar question: how do we practically …
We found that talent that isn’t also accompanied by other qualities such as humility, accountability and integrity, really didn’t work for us. —Dan O’Dowd, Colorado Rockies GM
I saw my alma mater, the Fairmont Firebirds, play in the state semifinals a few days ago. Up to that point, they had only lost one game all season with a young team (one senior, no juniors, three sophomores and six freshmen). In watching them play three times in the last few weeks, I’ve noticed …
Patrick Lencioni defines trust as:
The confidence among team members that their peer’s intentions are good and that there is no reason to be protective or fearful around the group.
You’ve probably heard that “love covers over a multitude of sins.” In the sports world, that translates to “wins cover a multitude of sins.”
As I gathered with a team for a Building Trust workshop last weekend, the assistant coach roamed around the room with a small box collecting cell phones. I’ve heard about coaches doing this, but it hadn’t happened at one of my workshops yet.
The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.
Trust is the fruit of a relationship in which you know you’re loved.
William Paul Young