Teamwork

 

Casey Stengel, an American Major League Baseball player and manager who was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame way back in 1966, once said, “Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story.” 

John Maxwell says that it takes teamwork to make the dream work.

You’re probably familiar with The Tour de France, which is a bike race that takes 21 days and covers about 2100 miles up and down mountains in extreme weather conditions. But did you know that it takes a team to win this race?

If you’ve ever watched The Tour de France, you’ve probably noticed that the members of each cycling team ride very close to each other. Even though they reach speeds of more than 50 MPH, the cyclists who are on the same team sit inches from each other’s back wheel, one bike after another, in what’s known as a pace line. 

They do this because the lead cyclist creates a slipstream that literally pulls the rest of the team along in what’s known as drafting. It’s similar to the way that the lead goose flies at the apex of a flock of migrating geese.

The lead cyclist expends almost twice as much energy as his teammates by cutting through the air, and once he’s exhausted, he falls to the back of the pace line and he’s replaced by someone else on the team. By working together, the members of a cycling team are able to travel much faster than they could on their own.

And this is also true in life. Working as a team allows individuals to do more than they could do on their own.

Stephen Covey said, “The job of a leader is to build a complimentary team, where every strength is made effective and each weakness is made irrelevant.”

And my last quote for this Golden Nugget comes from Bill Russell, the Hall of Fame center for the Boston Celtics, who said, “The most important measure of how good a game I played was how much better I had made my teammates play.”

Now that’s the type of team player that everyone wants on his or her team! One who is able to make their teammates shine!

I’m gonna guess that you’re the type of person who helps to elevate those who are on your team. I’m also gonna guess that your teammates are better players because they are on your team. 

Yes, winners not only make their teammates look good, but they also help them to live up to their potential, and you are a winner, and given enough time, you WILL win! Yes, you ARE a winner!

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Full Transcript:

Hi, this is Don Howe, and the topic for this Golden Nugget is “Teamwork”.

Casey Stengel, an American Major League Baseball player and manager who was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame way back in 1966, once said, “Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story.” 

Isn’t that good?!

John Maxwell says that it takes teamwork to make the dream work.

You’re probably familiar with The Tour de France, which is a bike race that takes 21 days and covers about 2100 miles up and down mountains in extreme weather conditions. But did you know that it takes a team to win this race?

If you’ve ever watched The Tour de France, you’ve probably noticed that the members of each cycling team ride very close to each other. Even though they reach speeds of more than 50 MPH, the cyclists who are on the same team sit inches from each other’s back wheel, one bike after another, in what’s known as a pace line. 

They do this because the lead cyclist creates a slipstream that literally pulls the rest of the team along in what’s known as drafting. It’s similar to the way that the lead goose flies at the apex of a flock of migrating geese.

The lead cyclist expends almost twice as much energy as his teammates by cutting through the air, and once he’s exhausted, he falls to the back of the pace line and he’s replaced by someone else on the team. By working together, the members of a cycling team are able to travel much faster than they could on their own.

And this is also true in life. Working as a team allows individuals to do more than they could do on their own.

Stephen Covey said, “The job of a leader is to build a complimentary team, where every strength is made effective and each weakness is made irrelevant.”

And my last quote for this Golden Nugget comes from Bill Russell, the Hall of Fame center for the Boston Celtics, who said, “The most important measure of how good a game I played was how much better I had made my teammates play.”

Now that’s the type of team player that everyone wants on his or her team! One who is able to make their teammates shine!

I’m gonna guess that you’re the type of person who helps to elevate those who are on your team. I’m also gonna guess that your teammates are better players because they are on your team. 

Yes, winners not only make their teammates look good, but they also help them to live up to their potential, and you are a winner, and given enough time, you WILL win! Yes, you ARE a winner!

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