The NBA – It’s a Privilege to Work with a Real Team

The NBA finals are underway.  You sometimes hear it said that professional basketball is not a team sport, as the rosters are loaded with superstars who would rather display their talents than play in a team structure.  But this is not true of successful teams. The fact is that team sports require a loyalty to the team concept to accomplish anything meaningful!

My definition of a team is simple.  It is a group of people striving for a common goal or aspiration.  But there are two important prerequisites for any team to be successful.  First, each member of your team must have a genuine concern for the welfare and success of all of its members.  You know that there are few endeavors that are as rewarding as working with a group of selfless individuals? Second, the group must strive towards a significant objective.  Hopefully, a transformational goal.

When you have those two ingredients, the team realizes an additional bonus- it will accept any adversity that cloud their aspirations.  Don’t we gladly accept adversity if something really important is at stake?  And here is the real reward-when you join with someone to overcome adversity you form bonds of friendship and loyalty as enduring as any offered in our lifetime.

The fact is it’s a privilege to work with a real team.  In any aspect of life, business, or sport there is nothing to top it.

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About Santo Costa

Sandy Costa is an internationally respected speaker and business leader. Check out Sandy’s website at www.SantoCosta.com
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2 Responses to The NBA – It’s a Privilege to Work with a Real Team

  1. Caleb says:

    Hi Sandy,

    I wanted to say thank you for the signed copy of your book. It made a wonderful graduation gift from my father. I am just now starting to read it, and so far I really love it. Your gentle wisdom is so refreshing. Once I finish it, I will likely discuss it in-depth on my blog.

    While I’m here, I thought I would share this: http://compassionforhumanity.blogspot.com/
    I found it just recently, so I haven’t read all of it, but there are some good thoughts here.

    Peace,
    Caleb

    • Santo Costa says:

      Hi Caleb, congraulations on your graduation. Thanks so very much for your very kind note. I am delighted that you are enjoying my book. Thanks also for the website. May you continue to have success in all you do. With wamest wishes, Sandy

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