It's March Madness and we have a lot to celebrate in men's basketball as two of our Virginia teams get ready to go to the dance! Congratulations to RU, tied for second in the Big South, and UVA, finishing first in the ACC. I believe Michael Jordan once said, "Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships." At the end of the day, whether it is on the basketball court, the soccer, football, baseball field, or a business arena it all comes down to teamwork. Teamwork is the most crucial element, and like Jordan said, "...it is the difference between winning a game and winning a championship." Work hard, be productive, and above all else stay positive.
The critical delegation of duties to the right individual is imperative to deliver the highest possible return on performance.Nowhere is this more important than in small business where you have to count on fewer individuals to deliver multiple tasks at multiple levels. Understanding the individual players, their weaknesses and strengths, and adapting the team to play to those strengths becomes crucial to the success of the team. Moreover, understanding the concept of "team" and not "individual" performances is what is going to take you to the championships should be the mindset of all small businesses.
Peggy White, Executive Director, Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce