Stevie the Salesman & Sammy Sucks…

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Most of us have heard these dudes’ stories by now…

Stevie the Salesman is the top dog and slaughters the market year in and year out. There is no denying his productivity and his bottom line numbers routinely piss on everybody else within the firm… Sure, his sales tactics have been questioned and his ethics and morals are shady at best, but this dude continues to just SELL. 

Sammy Sucks is the best player on his team and it’s not even close… Yea he’s a bit of an asshole but his numbers are so gaudy that he is routinely in contention for the league’s MVP award. The other players don’t like him but he is so good that they put up with his shit and cater to immature selfish behavior… 

Yet, something funny happens…

Stevie The Salesman has a blowup and hastily leaves the firm… All of the executives are panicked about the loss, but within a very short period of time, the entire sales team picks up their production as a group and greatly outperforms all of the metrics achieved when Stevie was still there… 

Sammy Sucks opts for free agency and then all of a sudden the team begins to play the best they ever have… Without the constant negativity and cynicism from Sammy Sucks, the other players on the team relax and play with a new found enthusiasm and joy. The team goes on to win a championship and the players, management and fans celebrate with a victory parade where the words bonded, together and cohesiveness dominate the speeches…

The greatest teams I have ever been on are the ones that breed internal competition but also are comprised of individuals who buy into their role without caring who gets the credit…

The best players I have ever played with are the ones that not only perform consistently and at an elite level, but they make everybody better around them. They lead by example and encourage and motivate others with their positivity and enthusiasm.

-EB 


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