As Super Bowl week continues, I am reminded of a quote by Kevin Plank, CEO of Under Armour who said “the bigger the dream; the more important the team.” To succeed in life, sports, and in business you are going to need a tremendous support system, and at times one’s support system can be overlooked. To do my job and bring the And Then Some effort, my wife and business partner, Sarah as my support. As the face of the business I often get the praise and acclaim but if not for Sarah assisting me with clients, details and the day to day operations, we would not be as successful.
For both Super Bowl teams I look toward the offensive line as the true hero’s of the game. Neither Eli Manning nor Tom Brady would have been able to put up 5,000 yards this season if it weren’t for their “O-Line”. Reporters don’t clamor for a chance to interview a Kareem McKenzie or a David Deihl, but these men are vital components who mind the details that allow Eli to do his job to the best of his ability. Not only do you have to have the right people on your team, you have to have them in the right roles. By discovering each team members individuals strengths and weakness, and placing them in their proper roles, you can draw the best performances from your organization as a whole. As the saying goes “Get the right people on the bus, and then get those people in the right seats”. One thing is for sure, the Giants and the Patriots have the right people in those seats are their buses are headed for Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday night.