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Embracing the Team Mindset

The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.

—JOHN WOODEN

I don’t believe in individual performance. Before you get upset, I am quite aware that this is not a popular view in the land of the free and the home of the brave. But regardless, simply stated, no one has ever done anything completely on his or her own.

Of course, there is the illusion of the self-made man: the guy who delivered papers when he was a kid, then advanced to stock boy at the local grocery during high school. Next, he put himself through college by working during the day and going to school at night. After working a couple of years for ...

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