They didn't get there alone


This evening, we'll watch the opening ceremony for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.

We look to these athletes as the pinnacle of determination, skill, and effort. What we often forget is that they have an extensive support team that works with them, for them, and because of them. That support may be in the form of mentoring, parenting, teaching, investing, managing or coaching - and it all matters.

But when it comes down to it, the athlete is the only one competing for gold.

Consider this as you manage your team today.  Your job is to provide direction, coaching, and encouragement, but not to do the task.  Get off the field, outta the pool, and let them win.