Monday, September 1, 2014

Leadership Promises - Call in the Reserves

"After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of Him to every town and place where He was about to go." Luke 10:1 (NIV)
Leadership Promises - Call in the Reserves
Leadership Promises - Call in the Reserves.
It's not difficult to see the importance of having well-trained, capable reserve players who sit on the bench in sports. In major league baseball, the teams who win championships do so because they have more than just a good pitching rotation and solid fielding. They possess a bench and a bullpen with strong players who can substitute or pinch-hit. In the NBA, players and fans have long recognized the impact of the bench by talking about the all-important sixth man, the person who makes a significant contribution to the team's success yet isn't one of the five starters on the basketball court. And football coaches express the need to have two skilled quarterbacks on their rosters. A great starter alone is simply not enough if a team wants to go to the highest level.

Any team that wants to excel must have good substitutes as well as starters. That's true in any field, not just sports. You may be able to do some wonderful things with a handful of top people, but if you want your team to do well over the long haul, you've got to build your bench. A great team with no bench eventually collapses.
Excerpt from The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork.
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