Tag Archive for 'condividere'

Ferrari: the team victory

Skill, aggressiveness and sharing. It was the winning mix of Ferrari and Vettel.

The team – In the last months, it was calm and focused on enhancing their skills. Vettel said: “We focused on what we had to do from time to time without looking around … especially in the last couple of months we were calm and we worked”.

The driver – Vettel was aggressive towards Hamilton, pressed him and he surrendered. Emanuela Audisio wrote that he followed the advice he gave his defenders Nereo Rocco (former Milan manager): “follow him even in the bathroom.”

The team and the driver - throughout this time Vettel and the crew never stop to talk together, they shared ideas and this common attitude. Vettel said: “happiness in particular. In Maranello people were happy to work together. With each other. There were no shortcuts, you had to work so hard, think so much about what you did; and you can make  all this sacrifice only if you are driven by passion, desire”

 

 

All that we share: A video against the wall

Sometimes it’s difficult to find the things that we, as human beings, have in common.

We live in times when the “Us vs Them” narrative has become mainstream. We get caught up in minutiae and risk losing sight of what binds us, rather than divides us.

This Danish television station ad, entitled “All that we share,” challenges this narrative with a simple but effective formula.

In the video, groups of Danes get onto a stage, stepping into delineated areas on the floor that define them by opposition — “The high earners” vs. “Those just getting by;” lifelong Danes vs. immigrants; “Those who trust” vs. “Those we try to avoid.”

At some point, something happens that will push these people to step outside their defining boxes. And it’s so heartwarming we want to cry.

 

Basketball coach Phil Jackson on team love

“What do you mean when you write that the critical ingredient for a championship is love?”

“I know teams that get along well, they party together, but they’re not about the sharing and the deep care that you have to have as a team. You have to protect each other. You have to cover the other’s butt when he’s getting beat offensively. You have to know how to deliver the ball so people can get a good shot. You have to move outside yourself and think others.”

(By Belinda Luscombe,  Time, June 3 2013, 10 Questions).

 

 

What we can learn from London 2012 about success

Interview to Dominic Mahony, Olympic team leader for GB Modern Pentathlon for the past four Olympic Games, where he shares his top lessons from London 2012.

Talent identification and development

The success of Team GB was not a flash in the pan. It was the result of 15 years of consistent investment in excellence that allowed 26 sports to put in place long-term talent identification and development programmes that will continue to guarantee success at future Olympic Games.

Business leaders can learn from this – you need to invest in the long-term success of your organisation through your people. Invest in their development and their talent and find ways to stretch and challenge them to perform. But consider your assessment and identification programme carefully – the world is changing at pace, and the skills and competencies your recruit for now may well be completely defunct in five years’ time. In sport, we also assess an athlete’s learning mindset and resilience – their ability, and attitude towards learning new things and being able to not only cope with but thrive in pressured situations. These are skills that your employees will need as well, and can help ensure the future of your organisation.

Make the most of your successes

It is said that you learn a lot from your failures, but you can also learn a lot from your successes. Understanding your strongest skills is important, so that you are able to use them in the future. London was able to project-manage the most complex construction and event delivery programme the country had ever seen, and did it safely, on time and within budget. We utilised our existing skills as a country to demonstrate to the rest of the world what we are capable of. The reputational impact for our civil engineering and construction industries has been significant, demanding a greater worldwide respect for British construction firms. What are your skills as an organisation and are you making the most of them? Can you capitalise on the skills of your workforce or your products to ensure your position in the marketplace is as strong as it could be?

The role of the leader

The coaches and team managers of Team GB had very clear goals – to define the performance required to win; create the environment for the athletes to succeed, and then get out of the way and let them perform.

(From: Lane4 newsletter)