Wel­come to Slam Dunk! My month­ly newslet­ter designed to help you, and your busi­ness, be more suc­cess­ful. I share my pas­sion to help lead­ers lead and teams suc­ceed!
Speak­ing Cal­en­dar
To engage me to speak to your orga­ni­za­tion, or to hear me speak at an upcom­ing event on the cal­en­dar below, con­tact my team at wecare@7ft4.com. Or call us at 435.565.1585
Salt Lake City, UT Sep­tem­ber 13
San Anto­nio, TX Sep­tem­ber 15
Chica­go, IL Sep­tem­ber 17
Moab, UT Sep­tem­ber 26
Cen­tralia, WA Octo­ber 10
WORK PLACE HARMONY
What if you went to work tomor­row and there was no inter­nal com­pe­ti­tion? None. Can you even imag­ine it? No back­stab­bing, bick­er­ing, envy or ill will?
Lack of team work is the silent killer in busi­ness today, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
Play­ing twelve sea­sons in the NBA taught me the inher­ent val­ue of work place har­mo­ny. This is not to say that inter­nal com­pe­ti­tion nev­er occurred on our team. It is, how­ev­er, some­thing that was short lived and not tol­er­at­ed. In pro­fes­sion­al sports there is no room for in-fight­ing. Peri­od.
I can attest that there’s noth­ing worse than show­ing up to prac­tice and feel­ing ten­sion between team­mates. When our team had a los­ing streak, the ten­sion between play­ers was pal­pa­ble. Fans booed, tem­pers flared, and sports radio hosts called for every­one to be trad­ed! How did we solve this ten­sion? The answer is remark­ably sim­ple. We closed the lock­er room doors, shut out the exter­nal noise and talked it out amongst our­selves. We focused on who we were as a team. We com­mu­ni­cat­ed. We each aired our griev­ances. We were lis­tened to and heard.
When we walked out of the lock­er room we were a cohe­sive unit, pat­ting each oth­er on the back, with a new resolve and com­mit­ment to our team. And we did this con­tin­u­ous­ly, not just one time. And to a play­er, we looked at our­selves first when look­ing to make improve­ments or changes for the bet­ter.
SET THE EXAMPLE
Have you expe­ri­enced infight­ing or inter­nal com­pe­ti­tion at work? Water-cool­er gos­sip­ing turned cru­el? There is a way to stop this behav­ior and the first place to start, just as with our team, is your­self. Be the uplift­ing voice in the sea of grum­blers. Fos­ter that feel­ing of team in every dis­cus­sion. Refrain from speak­ing neg­a­tive­ly about cowork­ers and focus on coop­er­a­tion, com­mu­ni­ca­tion and encour­age­ment instead. If you keep the big­ger pic­ture in mind, that when the com­pa­ny wins you win, this becomes much eas­i­er.
Action Step
Spend one entire week stay­ing pos­i­tive at work. No com­plain­ing. No grum­bling. No gos­sip­ing. NONE. It can be done! Note the change in your­self and those around you. Take it one step fur­ther and email me your results atwecare@7ft4.com. Good Luck and Go Team!
Refer­rals
We appre­ci­ate hav­ing you on our team and ask that if you know of com­pa­nies look­ing for an out­stand­ing speak­er to present at their upcom­ing meet­ing or event, please rec­om­mend they con­tact us at 435–565-1585 or wecare@7ft4.com.
Tes­ti­mo­ni­als
“Mark always deliv­ers, 110% of the time, which is why he remains a favorite of IBM and Drury designs.” -Direc­tor, Drury Enter­tain­ment Group

Cap­ti­vat­ing and engag­ing!” Pres­i­dent, Lar­ry H. Miller Group

“Enter­tain­ing & inspir­ing. Sur­passed expec­ta­tions!” -Senior VP, Cae­sars Enter­tain­ment
“Mark has a def­i­nite GIFT! He made me laugh, cry and feel moti­vat­ed to improve myself.” -Employ­ee Spe­cial­ist, Utah State Uni­ver­si­ty
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