When you have a winning attitude, you can envision success. When you can envision success with a positive outlook, you’ll enhance your ability to build skills and develop resources toward achieving that success. With confidence and inner strength you’ll never “play no game” that you “can’t win”.
Beastie Boys are probably not what first comes to mind when we think about winning music. They’re best known for songs like “Fight For Your Right (to Party)” and “Girls”. Most of their songs are anything but “inspirational”. However, they recently came out with a song called “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win” and we can really relate. This song is about a winning attitude, and having the confidence in yourself (and your team) to achieve the success you strive for. In this song, Beastie Boys talk themselves up like they have something to prove. It reminds us that if you go into what you do with the right mindset, anything is possible – and you’ll be surprised how much you can accomplish. “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win” means start (or finish) anything with a negative outlook or no goals to work towards. You are your own biggest competition!
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The corporate world is experiencing a massive shift. A new generation is entering the workforce, many are retiring, and the formula for leadership is being re-invented. Dictatorships are giving way to collective organizational vision creation. Our titles, age, or departmental role do not define us. Focus is shifting from individual acceleration to purpose-driven teamwork. (more…)
Communication affects teamwork in positive and negative ways. The quantity and quality of communication within a team and from leadership affects teamwork. The more collaboration your projects require the more assertive and intentional your communication should be. Every member of the team needs to take the initiative to communicate. When a team is not actively communicating, their work is at stake. It’s important for everyone to learn how to communicate effectively to improve teamwork. (more…)
We learn early in our lives that it’s better to win, and in order to win, we need to be competitive.
“Leaders must invoke an alchemy of great vision.”- Henry Kissinger In order to lead, sometimes it is necessary to inspire. Leaders invoke the passion and drive into their team in order for hard work to be done. Team bonding quotes have the ability to encourage, but they also allow us to remember the great leaders of the past.
In business and in life, people are rewarded and praised for success, which creates a culture where we don’t learn from failure.
Be a good leader: Pay attention! Complacency at work leads to less innovation, less trust and less loyalty within your organization. Are you encouraging change? Do you reward failure? Is turnover on the rise? Are you making decisions based on intuition and information? Or, only to relieve a sense of anxiety? (more…)
Team building applies to any field, even a football field. Following my favorite sports teams is my number one hobby! It’s fascinating to see how the most intense sports teams perform; the way they communicate, work together and understand each other. As fans, we care about the win! However, we have no idea what effort goes on behind the scenes. I realize that to have such a fierce demeanor as a team, it takes some work, teamwork. For players to cooperate, commit, and triumph, they first establish a fundamental core with team building.
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