Well it’s all behind us now!
The World Cup with all its highs and lows is over and, as always, we find ourselves dissappointed at the results.
It occurs to me that this sporting event exemplifies many of the trials and tribulations businesses come across in trying to be successful. If you have a team full of players who are only interested in themselves as individuals, it is likely you will get poor results, even if the players seem to be very talented. However, if you have a team of players who are willing to sacrifice their personal status to further the team’s ambitions, the sum becomes greater than the parts and real magic can result.
Further, it is important that the team has a clear and common vision, which is driven through by the directors. If individuals in the team go in their own direction without reference to the vision, or ignore clear management guidance, the team as a whole will suffer.
So my advice is to look at your business and decide which team you would like to be.
Will your company resemble Brazil, Spain, or indeed England? Or will you be like Germany and hold the World Cup aloft?