By Mark Eaton, former professional basketball player, speaker and president of 7ft4.com, LLC.
In the National Basketball Association (NBA), when anyone on a team is playing for himself rather than the team as a whole, failure is eminent. In business, when anyone in the company has an “I” mentality, it’s only a matter of time until failure creeps into the organization.
In my experience as an entrepreneur and motivational speaker, I’ve learned that success is not about discipline— it’s about teamwork. Without teamwork, people don’t cooperate, collaborate or innovate. A group of people working together is not necessarily a team. Groups are committed to an ideal, goal or person; teams are committed to each other.