Top sports coach Anson Dorrance says: “A champion is someone who gives their best even when no-one is looking”.
We all do it. When we are under scrutiny we work harder, put in the extra call, go the extra mile. What sets the real superstars apart is that they make this the norm. They work to the best of their ability all the time.
Can you encourage your team to work in this way?
Getting a champion team doesn’t necessarily mean everyone has to be a champion. Everyone has to understand that for the team to be a champion team, the work rate and input has to be of championship level.
In truth, everyone is watching, all the time. In today’s world, there is no hiding, no slacking. Everyone has to be on top of their game all the time, and so do the dynamics in the team.
To have champions everyone has to give their best. Everyone in the team should be looking at their own performance. Is it of championship level? Are you giving your best, even when no-one else is looking? The team is relying on you.
Superstar performance is definitely something for your next team talk. Someone is looking.