Thursday, May 22, 2014

Leadership Promises - Honor Everyone On the Team

"And those members of the body which we think to be less honorable, on these we bestow greater honor . . .". 1 Corinthians 12:23.
People who build successful teams never forget that every person's role is contributing to the bigger picture. One of the best examples of this involves Winston Churchill.

During World War II when Britain was experiencing its darkest days, the country had a difficult time keeping men working in the coal mines. Many wanted to give up their dirty, thankless jobs in the dangerous mines to join the military service, which got much public praise and support.

Yet without coal, the military and the people at home would be in trouble. So Churchill faced thousands of coal miners one day and passionately told them of their importance to the war effort, how their role could make or break the goal of maintaining England's freedom.

It's said that tears appeared in the eyes of those hardened men. And they returned to their unglamorous work with steely resolve. That's the kind of mindset it takes to build a team.
Excerpt from "The 17 Indisputable Laws. of Teamwork."
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