Throughout his career as a professional basketball player in the NBA as well as his career as a safety speaker, Mark has learned the importance of having a strong, effective and safe team. Communication, cooperation, innovation and motivation all improve when you can count on your teammates to have your back. While a team is only equal to the sum of all of its parts, it’s crucial the team truly understand the importance of watching out for each other in the workplace, especially on the front line.
From his years in the NBA, Mark can certainly acknowledge that all teams must draw on the strength of each individual member in order to be safe and successful. However, if the team is not being pushed in the right direction or motivated to work together, they will never reach their full potential. As a safety speaker, Mark teaches industry leaders how to get their team members to work together and communicate in a productive, profitable, and safe fashion.
Safety Lessons From the NBA
For safety and motivation, it’s key to understand that every member of your team is an individual and therefore is motivated in their own personal way. For some it may work to give a rousing speech, while others would prefer to simply be handed a task with parameters and then be left alone. As a safety speaker, Mark shows you how to identify the way each member of your team is motivated to do his or her best work.
Finding out how to motivate your team members is only half the battle. Once you find out which method is best for engaging and incorporating the individuals you are trying to keep safe, you must learn how push their buttons in the correct way so that they can execute! As a safety speaker Mark uses his experience on the court, in the shop and in the office to show corporate leaders how to motivate their team members in the best way possible.
In order to motivate and inspire members of a corporation or group it’s important for leaders to communicate effectively. Being in the NBA taught Mark how to communicate with many different types of personalities. This ability translates well to his career as a safety speaker where he teaches corporations and their leaders how to utilize this skill.
As a safety leader it is important to be able to communicate clearly with your team in a manner that is assertive but not demeaning. Teaching them how to look out for each other will give them a sense of empowerment and purpose. Mark shows you and your company’s leaders how to do this through his speaking program.
It happens on professional sports teams. It can happen in business, in your business. Teamwork is not a luxury. In the world of professional sports, if there is no teamwork, you lose.
The Next Step
Thank you for considering me as the speaker for your event. When you hear me speak, you’ll discover how to keep your team safe and help them develop into top performers! To learn more about how to create a safe winning team, call or email: