Comments on: Is There An ‘I’ In Team? http://jonathanbecher.com/2013/05/05/is-there-an-i-in-team/ Aligning Execution With Strategy Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:31:29 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: todbizz http://jonathanbecher.com/2013/05/05/is-there-an-i-in-team/#comment-1385 Sun, 02 Jun 2013 13:46:03 +0000 http://alignment.wordpress.com/?p=2441#comment-1385 Reblogged this on todbizz and commented:
Tbooughts to ponder.

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By: Clark J. http://jonathanbecher.com/2013/05/05/is-there-an-i-in-team/#comment-1384 Mon, 06 May 2013 20:35:58 +0000 http://alignment.wordpress.com/?p=2441#comment-1384 An interesting discussion and sounds like an interesting read. I participated in sports growing up and spend a lot of time coaching youth now. I enjoy the parallels to business. I was interested watching the expectations of the sports world when Lebron James joined the Heat. In his first year with the high expectations to win his first title, a less-talented Dallas Mavs team defeated the much more talent-enriched Miami Heat team in the play-offs. From my observations, Dallas had greater team leadership experience, team chemistry, and stronger role players. Their “I” player, Dirk Nowitzki, also knew when it was time to step up and finish or “win” the game. I believe in sports as well as business, there needs to be an ebb and flow to role playing. A time for teaching and mentoring the new talent as well as a time to put the pedal to the floor and drive to the finish with the leaders and more talented players.

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By: Robert E http://jonathanbecher.com/2013/05/05/is-there-an-i-in-team/#comment-1383 Mon, 06 May 2013 14:04:43 +0000 http://alignment.wordpress.com/?p=2441#comment-1383 You have to bring your “I” to the team, self-initiative is just that; Your own passions and production move the team forward. Of course, when measurements and rewards favor individual contributions, it undermines team effort.
The difficult balance in business is keeping everyone focused on the team goals while still noticing, encouraging, and compensating individual effort.
Yes, an inherent contradiction, though my experience has been that everyone tries to create axioms when life, itself, is full of paradox.
…”it is contradiction that makes us productive” to quote Goethe.

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By: Jonathan http://jonathanbecher.com/2013/05/05/is-there-an-i-in-team/#comment-1382 Mon, 06 May 2013 03:57:25 +0000 http://alignment.wordpress.com/?p=2441#comment-1382 John, I appreciate your comment but I didn’t recommend stars or teams

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By: John Williams http://jonathanbecher.com/2013/05/05/is-there-an-i-in-team/#comment-1381 Mon, 06 May 2013 01:46:20 +0000 http://alignment.wordpress.com/?p=2441#comment-1381 Bad article and Michael Jordan sure couldn’t win in baseball and with out pippen, rodman, grant, Armstrong, enough said look at tiger woods the best he ever was as individual was because he had the best support carrying his clubs around….

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By: Alex Hagan http://jonathanbecher.com/2013/05/05/is-there-an-i-in-team/#comment-1380 Mon, 06 May 2013 00:55:21 +0000 http://alignment.wordpress.com/?p=2441#comment-1380 The sports analogy rings true too. In Moneyball, how did the Oakland A’s become competitive with 1/3rd of the budget of the Yankees? They used workforce analytics including regression analysis to figure out what they really needed, and stopped hiring superstars.

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