Executive Roundtable – What Does It Take to Build a Great Team Year After Year?
April 3, 2018
Sports metaphors get overused in business. Further complicating matters, we often draw the wrong lessons from sports: that a good halftime speech can overcome poor fundamentals, a toxic culture, or a lack of clarity. At the same time, high-performing athletic teams do offer strong parallels to high-performance business teams, and sports is also a business. What are the most applicable lessons we might draw from those whose careers have been spent grappling with what it means to build and lead great teams? Executive Roundtable Editor David Reimer and colleague Sonja Meighan recently posed that question to five successful coaches and leaders from the National Football League, Women’s National Basketball Association, American Hockey League, as well as a legendary high school basketball coach and author.