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Book Notes from 'You Win in the Locker Room First' by Jon Gordon and Mike Smith


Consistent

  • If you are not consistent you will lose the trust your team has in you.
  • When you lose trust you lose the locker room.
  • Consistency Wins the Locker Room
    • As a leader you must be consistent in your leadership style, approach, attitude, philosophy and tactics.
    • If you are not consistent throughout the year you will lose your team's trust, and as soon as that happens, you lose the locker room and in turn lose games.
    • The key is to be who you are and coach the way you do all year long no matter what your win-loss record is.
    • Your team must know what to expect from you.
    • They must see that you stick to your principles and philosophy through adversity and challenges.
  • Consistency Wins in the Long Run
    • Pete Carroll advice
      • 'My greatest challenge right now is to be consistent myself. I must be the same guy all the time. I must be relentless in my pursuit of being consistent. I must discipline myself to be fully present so I can be in the moment with each and every person or player. Then we have a chance to maximize the moment together. My challenge is to be so consistent and optimistic, that every person in the organization feels that tomorrow will be better than today and we expect it to be.'
  • It's Not OK to be Moody
    • I told them that it was important for them to be consistent.
    • I challenged them to be positively contagious
    • I told them point blank that it's not okay to be moody
    • When you are moody, people around you don’t know what to expect from you and this causes them to lose trust in you
    • To build a winning team, you want to be consistent in your attitude, effort and actions.
  • Be Consistent in Your Desire to Be Great
    • The greatest players I have coached have a consistent desire to be great.
    • Your desire is measured by your routine and preparation.
    • Ray Lewis : his daily, weekly and yearly preparation was so detailed.
      • His commitment to the process was unmatched by any other player.
    • Following the routine and being consistent in your preparation.
      • Jack knew that if you wanted to be great, you had to have a consistent routine that prepared you to be great.
  • Complacency is a Disease
    • Every team and organization must guard against the disease of complacency.
    • The leader of the organization not allow the seeds of complacency to germinate within the team.
    • You become complacent when team members start to believe that their prior successes are going to ensure that they will have success in the future.
    • I should have done what I had done in previous years.
      • Create more urgency
      • Focus on our desire to be great
      • Identify what we need to do to improve
      • Focus on the process not the outcome.
    • Complacency has led to the demise of many teams and organizations
    • Companies because they were not looking forward and instead rested on their laurels while their competition was doing everything in their power to overtake them
    • Identify how you are going to make sure that you are going to innovate and improve the future.
    • What you do want is consistent improvement, consistent coaching and a consistent desire to be great.
  • Consistently Improving
    • Even the best coaches and teams can make the mistake of focusing on the past instead of creating the future.
    • Each year the best recommit themselves to being better than they were the year before.
    • It's a commitment that the best of the best make every week, every day, every hour and every moment.
  • Humble and Hungry
    • Two words that characterize a team that is always improving and growing are 'humble' and 'hungry'
    • Humble
      • Don’t think you know it all
      • See everyone as teachers and learn from everyone
      • Be open to new ideas and strategies
      • When people tell you that you are great - don’t let it go to your head
      • Live with humility
      • Remember that today's headlines are tomorrow's fish wrap
    • Hungry
      • Seek out new ideas, new strategies, new ways to push yourself.
      • Be willing to pay the price that greatness requires.
      • Become the hardest working team that you know.
      • Love the process
      • Make your life and work a quest for excellence
      • Don’t rest on your laurels - make your next work your best work.

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Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 1:08 PM Agile , TeamBuilding | Back to top


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