That’s One Remarkable Team

I was talking about the Super Bowl this morning with some co-workers and that got me to thinking about the storylines from the game. The one that jumped out at me is Chiefs’ coach Any Reid. Reid has taken his team to four Super Bowls in his career and three in the last four years, winning two. With the second most post-season wins in history, win or lose yesterday, he’d already cemented his legacy as a great coach… and a great leader. In fact, we can even call him remarkable.

While we can’t all lead in the spotlight that is the NFL (how cool would that be), as leaders, the spotlight is still on us regardless of whether we lead a division or an entire company. No leader can shine without having a remarkable team propelling him or her forward. That’s why whenever you hear Reid talking, he finds a reason to praise his players. It’s all about the team.

One NFL executive was quoted as saying, “(The Chiefs) have the benefit of knowing if we acquire an offensive player, Andy Reid is going to put him into a position to succeed.” This is why they were able to trade away one of the NFL’s best wide receivers, Tyreek Hill, for draft picks and not miss a beat. Reid is able to collect talent and push the right buttons for each individual to contribute to an exceptional team result.

So, what does your team need?

The market is going crazy right now with layoff talk and taking advantage of all the available talent to upgrade the talent that’s in their company. The people who still have jobs are nervous, and I can understand why.

What do you need?

I write to you a couple times a month about being remarkable and going for your Next Great Next. Well, if you’re in-role, you sure as heck need a remarkable team around you if you want to be remarkable.

What do you need to make your team remarkable?

Remarkable people build remarkable teams. Andy Reid has built a remarkable team. The fact that we “all” can agree on the quality of Reid’s leadership is what makes it remarkable. When you are known for building great teams, you are known as a great leader, in any industry.

How’s your team? If you want to give you and your team some layoff insurance, you need to be remarkable. If you want to reach the Super Bowl of your industry, you need a remarkable team. We’re the place where you can connect with remarkable people, the sort you want to add to your team to make a profound difference.

Reach out to me and let me know what your team needs to become remarkable!

Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson is ExecuNet's president and chief economist. An Arjay Miller Scholar, Mark received his MBA from Stanford University and a BA in economics from Yale University. He joined ExecuNet in 1993, with extensive marketing and new product and business development experience, having served as president and founder of A&M Associates, an investment management firm. Mark's corporate leadership experience includes several senior marketing and financial positions with RCA Global Communications (a GE subsidiary) and American Can Company.

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