You’ll Never Walk Alone: Team Resilience When the Chips are Down
Picture this. May 27, 2005, a summer night in Istanbul. We are flies on the wall of the dressing room of the Ataturk Stadium, where the Liverpool Football Club (Liverpool F.C.) soccer team has just been handed a first half drubbing. The goal tally reads 0-3.
Have you noticed that we always seem to celebrate “great” individuals? Harvard Business Review names the best 100 CEOs around the world, Forbes has its annual 40 under 40 (the most influential “young people”), Fortune has its World’s Greatest Leaders, Time has its 100 Most Influential of the Year.
What I want to know is, where are the celebrations of great teams? Is it possible that these lauded individuals are actually lifted up on the shoulders of superb teams?