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Can we crown a World Series champion with integrity?

Where has the integrity gone?

With spring training fast approaching (pitchers and catchers have already started to report!), I have been wondering if we can crown a World Series champion with class and integrity?  When it comes to the year 2017, the answer is a definitive NO.  I have come to admire many athletes who have integrity and class, such as Rafael Nadal and Eli Manning, so I wanted to take a deeper look at why it’s so difficult for some organizations.  In the #CJJblog this week, I give you some tips on how you can build a team with integrity.  Enjoy.

  • Lead by example. You are always on stage and in the spotlight, even when you think you are alone.  All eyes are on you as the coach and leader, so act like a role model.  How do you lead by example?
  • Follow the rules. There is a difference between creating an edge for your team and crossing a line of morality.  It is crucial you find ways to create an edge within the rules and regulations of your organization.  How do you add an edge within the rules?
  • Handle adversity. In life and business, adversity will strike.  How will you react?  Is it the right way?  Are you proud of it?
  • Be a role model. Professional athletes are on such a big stage and carry tremendous influential power.  Some, however, are not great role models.  Are you acting upon your big stage with integrity, or are you just looking to get ahead at all costs?
  • Use failure as fuel. Use adversity and failure as fuel to get better.  How do you add to the motivation of your team?  Always make changes with integrity and do it the right way.
  • No excuses. Are you making excuses or adjustments?  Do the right thing no matter what.
  • Keys to success. Always make sure you are living your life consciously with integrity.  Your three keys to team and individual success are: 1) Selflessness, 2) Humility, and 3) Compassion

Did You Know?  Coach Jim Johnson will be delivering his Leadership presentation to a group of students at SUNY Brockport on February 20th.  Reach out to book coach for your organization!

Life Tip #8:  Treat people better than how you want to be treated

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