Building Winning Teams

We recently relaunched our Talent Partners website and I love the the home page where we announce that “We Build Winning Teams”.

Anyone who knows me will testify that this a passion of mine, whether in business or sport. As I followed the scoring at the Waste Management Phoenix Open last night, (Day 3), my mind returned to a blog from Mike Weinberg after Jordan Spieth’s triumph at the 2017 British Open.

I have met Mike Weinberg at previous MRINetwork conferences (remember them!) and I follow Mike on Twitter and a post he wrote after that triumph always resonated with me.

I will share the link to the post below but the takeaways in Mike’s words were:

  1. Speak the Truth (in love) and Refocus on the Task at Hand
  2. Be an Encourager and a Blesser of People/Remind Others of their Giftedness, Talent, Value and Worth

I would encourage you to read the link to Mike’s blog for specific incidents that happened during that final round of golf on that Sunday afternoon in 2017 and bring his advice and guidance into your workplace to maximise and enhance the performance of your teams.

On course Jordan hit some great and not so great shots but his caddie Michael Greller played a blinder. Who is the Michael Greller in your company?

When Jordan won the Open at 2017 he looked unstoppable and at the age of 24 had competed his third leg of the golfing grand slam with only the PGA Championship left to win.

Since then, Spieth’s game hasn’t been at the same level and he has tumbled to 92 in the world rankings and I have often wondered if his player/caddy relationship with Greller would survive.

Spieth’s form has returned in Arizona this week and he enters the final day in a tie for the lead after shooting a 61 yesterday. The expression form is temporary and class is permanent has been heard many times in relation to his golf in recent years. While he has performed below expectations is the great team that was built beneath him the reason he is still playing and competing at this level and maybe they have helped him to “Get over it”.

Maybe, just maybe, Jordan and his team will be celebrating a PGA Tour win this evening and if that is the case I doubt anyone will begrudge the Spieth team that success.

Here is the link to Mike’s blog – what lessons can you take away for your business (or leadership style) from here?