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The 4 Players that Power your Team Energy! (George Washington shared your people problems.)


Hi everybody. Ryan and Jennifer here, and we are in Morristown NJ meeting with our great client Schindler Elevator. We have so many great friends here. We just spent a good chunk of time with one in particular, Mike Yurchuk, who has become a very good friend.

We love it down here. There is much history evident in these little towns. This building is called the Ford Mansion. This is the home where George Washington wintered during the American Revolution. Apparently in 1777, they had just a brutal winter, to the point where some of the soldiers who were camped just down the hill from this property actually boiled their shoes and tried to eat them. Very tough times!

There was no food and very little money. They were having trouble paying for the troops, resulting in mutinies during that time. Some soldiers were leaving.

So, difficult times, and, you know, when we think about this time in history, it is amazing that some of the soldiers stayed. You’ve got to think about why they stayed. What cause was so important to them? The cause that the soldiers focused on was more important than maybe anything else. Certainly, more important than money and food and lodging. This is very interesting when we think of what inspires our people's best today.

So, let me give you 4 ideas. Let's look briefly at 4 players that power your team culture.

We are introducing this concept as an important piece of our Intellectual Property, and will take it deeper during future writing. After playing on and working with countless teams, here are the 4 general pla