Motivational Monday…No “I” in Team
Playing in some kind of team sport when you’re young teaches much more than the importance of fielding in baseball. With luck and guidance, we learn that it takes the whole TEAM to win.
Recently I heard this saying…
Sometimes being a team player means
sitting on the bench.
We know what that means but how does that relate to our lives, business, and personal?
A fellow placement consultant turned a new client over to me once because she felt I could do a better job with this particular company. It ended up being a win-win for us and our company because the consultant’s forte was working with applicants. We made many placements at that company.
This summer I saw one of the top starting pitchers (not Verlander) get benched after the 1st Inning! He was not at his best and the Manager benched him for the good of the team.
Much as we’d like to believe that WE are the solution to every problem, there are times when we need to bench ourselves for the greater purpose.
I'll do whatever it takes to win games, whether it's sitting on a bench waving a towel, handing a cup of water to a teammate, or hitting the game-winning shot.
If I am the best, I am capable of saying it, but if I find the others better, I am also capable of shutting up. And staying on the bench. Full stop.