People in my team know what our mantra is to achieve our BHAG: Dream – Team – Focus – Network.
To build a breakthrough TEAM, I keep nagging about three keywords: WOW, Open Communication and Cheer. Three powerful words from The Orange Revolution that I find extremely difficult to implement. Average teams fail in at least one of these areas because:
- They don’t go for worldclass
- They talk behind each other’s back
- They focus on the weak points of the teammembers and don’t cheer each other to victory when a mistake was made. They don’t see a mistake as a learning-opportunity but as a way to “punish” people.
These three words describe the difference between a group of individuals, a team and a breakthrough team.
I constantly look for means to explain to the team and to newbies what these three words actually mean to me. Here’s a great video from Robin Sharma about WOW.