This month, in the Caesars Entertainment
special edition of One+,
I penned a wrap-up of the 2012 Caesars Entertainment Educational Experience. Alas, there is never enough space in print. What follows is a wrap-up specifically of one speaker, retired National Basketball Association star Mark Eaton. He delivered a motivational speech about how, based on his experiences in life and professional sports, groups can create teams that are unstoppable, united champions.
This boiled down to four commitments.
1) Know Your Job
2) Do What You’re Asked to Do. Nowadays that’s exceeding expectations. Be clear about what others expect of you—most of the time, the situation isn’t the problem, you are.
3) Make People Look Good. “Nothing will alienate you faster than hogging the ball; nothing will make you look better than passing the ball.”
4) Protect Others. “When you protect others, they’ll feel free to take risks—that’s where innovation happens.”
In closing, Eaton tasked attendees with asking their own teams to rank how they excel at each of these commitments (from 1 to 10), and then work on bettering those results.
“This strategy will enable you to win at whatever game you’re playing,” Eaton said. Image (CC) Daryl I