Like Phil Jackson, You Should Be A Talent Manager.
Every Team Needs a Jordan, a Star Player, Identify or Create One. And Then Get Your Entire Team To Support Him.
Today, to breakdown the concept of a business model canvass and your role as a CEO and talent manager, I’ll relate sports and Business, using Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan as a graphical metaphor.
Michael Jordan like others had just potentials. That’s not tangible. But the concept at Chicago Bulls was simple, the coach was Phil Jackson. Phil knowing that talent is never enough (it needs refinement and structure) watched this skinny kid called Jordan for months at arrival. He noticed a strange pattern in his play (that’s what happens in “smart organisations when you analyse data). He noticed he subconsciously shot from a point (trend analysis), he observed and identified his amazing accuracy alongside strengths and with a chalk, circled and marked out those areas in the basketball court where he was most likely to have his best shots (Competitive Advantage). That was it!
The coach ensured that Jordan mastered those areas (Market Segment) and then as a secret, the entire team knew those spots (Distribution Network). So during real play, every team member knew to ensure that the game flows towards those points just so he could take his best shots from those points (Successful Delivery).
Sports enthusiasts know Barcelona does same with Lionel Messi. This concept is a timeless key to good business and greatness, whether life, a team or in business”.- culled from Page 24, Law 1, Hexavian Laws of Business.
Every team needs a star player. The Beatles had John Lennon, Destiny Child had Beyonce, Apple had Steve Jobs. Super Eagles had Okocha. Sometimes they even come in groups. At HBC, we call ours, TheInnerCircle. And I dedicate this write up to them. They make this community work. They have our back so we can face what is in front. It just hit my spirit to celebrate them. Thank You for getting up the ManTLE, even without tiTLE…lol. We are grateful. You can always support them so we all can win better.
In the journey to greatness, T.E.A.M means Together, Everyone Achieves More.
With team work, common people can attain uncommon results. Individually, we are just droplets, together we rain. We will reign.
Sitting in a few boards of fast growing firms and running an organization and also seeing empires rise and fall, I’ve come to the conclusion that “There’s no limit to what can be accomplished if it doesn’t matter who gets the credit”.
In the words of Michael Jordan, Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins Championship… #GoodMorning.
Strategy. Business StartUps and Corporate Restructuring Consulting
Uwaoma Eizu is the lead strategist at Hexavia! He is a graduate of Mathematics with a PMP®, two MBAs and over a decade of experience working with startups and big businesses. His core is in building startups and in corporate restructuring. He is also a certified member of the Nigerian Institute of Management, Institute of Strategic Management of Nigeria and the Project Management Institute, USA. By the side, he writes weekly for the Business Day newspaper.