Leadership… It’s a TEAM Sport!

Interlocked HandsI was recently reminded of the interconnectivity and interdependence that a leader must have with their followers and with the rest of their leadership team (VP’s, managers, directors, etc…). The phrase “I got your back” quickly came to mind. The sports world is full of examples of a team coming together to overcome great odds and winning the prize.

Now imagine for just a moment if one of the players isn’t fully committed to the team and to its success. Let’s say a disgruntled wide receiver decides it’s not worth it to play for the greater good of the team. The results could be disastrous with dropped passes, fumbles or blown routes. The hard work and commitment of the rest of the team doesn’t matter if one person is determined to undermine the success of the rest.

I was fortunate to attend the 2010 NAR Leadership Summit in Chicago and was invited to participate in an object lesson that illustrated perfectly the interconnectivity and interdependence that a leader must have with their entire team. If just one of us had stopped giving 100%, we all would have failed:

No matter where you fall on the chain of leadership in any organization, never forget that you are part of a team! Your involvement can make the difference in a winning outcome for everyone!


About utahREpro

Chris is the managing broker for Prudential Utah Elite Real Estate in American Fork, Utah. His passions include spending time with his family, Real Estate, Social Media, traveling, reading, movies, golf, dirt biking and so much more. Chris is a graduate of the National Association of REALTORS (NAR) Leadership Academy as well as the Utah Association of REALTORS (UAR) Leadership Academy. He has served in many capacities in the real estate industry at the national, state and local levels, including: 2013 Treasurer of the Utah Association of REALTORS 2011 President of the Utah County Association of REALTORS (UCAR) 2011 REALTOR of the Year – UCAR NAR Federal Political Coordinator assigned to US Senator Mike Lee 2011 NAR Strategic Planning Committee 2010 – 2013 NAR Public Policy Coordinating Committee 2011 Dean of the LeadershipUAR Program Chris has been a licensed REALTOR in the State of Utah since 2004. He has been recognized both nationally and locally by Prudential and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2010.
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