10 Hiring Secrets of Famous Coaches
Running a small business involves a lot of different components functioning properly and working in unison. One of the easiest places to witness this interdependence is with the people you hire. You need to hire people who you can rely on to get their work done but also share your vision for your company and are passionate about seeing it succeed. Basically this is saying that to have a successful small business you are going to need to build a great team. Team building is much more than just throwing up a job listing and hoping for the best. Team building is an art and it has been long perfected not in the office but in the sports arena. Indeed, the winningest coaches all have one thing in common, they managed to put together and keep a top notch team throughout their careers. That is why we can learn a lot from them and TLNT has put together a list of the top 10 pearls of wisdom from highly respected coaches. They continue, “these men and women know that the team they assemble is what determines success or failure, and that’s why they take recruiting and hiring more seriously than possibly anyone else on the planet. So to help you channel some of their hard-won wisdom into your employee selection process, we’ve tracked down 10 inspiring quotes from the coaching greats.
Read on, and perhaps these pearls of wisdom will inform your own future hiring decisions.
1. “The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.” — Vince Lombardi
2. “Putting on the same jerseys doesn’t make a team. You’re still just a collection of individuals until you find a common goal.” — Harry Sinden
3. “An acre of performance is worth a whole world of promise.” — Red Auerbach
4. I guess more players lick themselves than are ever licked by an opposing team. The first thing any man has to know is how to handle himself.” – Connie Mack
5. “Management must speak with one voice. When it doesn’t management itself becomes a peripheral opponent to the team’s mission.” – Pat Riley
6. “The only thing I believe is this: A player does not have to like a manager and he does not have to respect a manager. All he has to do is obey the rules.” — Sparky Anderson
7. “There’s always the motivation of wanting to win. Everybody has that. But a champion needs, in his attitude, a motivation above and beyond winning.” — Pat Riley
8. “Coaches who can outline plays on a black board are a dime a dozen. The ones who win get inside their player and motivate.” — Vince Lombardi
9. “No baseball pitcher would be worth a darn without a catcher who could handle the hot fastball.” – Casey Stengel
10. “I gave it my body and mind, but I have kept my soul.” — Phil Jackson
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Source - TLNT