We’re right in the middle of what is called “March Madness”, “The Big Dance” or officially, the NCAA Basketball Tournament! Why this is important is not just how well our “brackets” are doing (I’m afraid, not as well as I’d hoped ) but rather, it’s one of the great celebrations of the potential of team!
Once the selection committee has put together the first round of play, everyone is speculating who will overcome lack of talent, lack of prestige and buck all the odds makers to become the “cinderella” team that surprises us all!
That contagious energy of hope, encouragement and connection is a wonderful thing. When it’s used in the business place great things can happen. We all want to hire that superstar that’s going to boost our business to the next level. But just like the Big Dance underdogs, winning is not relegated to just the superstars headed to the NBA draft. The winners are the teams that with the proper coach, are supremely focused on the task at hand and with the power of team, show the country what the realization of potential looks like. And at the end of the day, they have transformed themselves with that ultimate connection with each other that will reside within them forever!
What was your Big Dance? What team opportunities did you have that still reside in you right now?
I’ll admit, I can be a basketball nut at times and love the moments when teams lift themselves beyond the level that’s expected of them. But isn’t it those moments when we become inspired ourselves and do the unexpected that transcends what we or others thought was possible?