January 12, 2010
You know the difference between Joe Montana and Warren Moon? If you are a professional football fan then you certainly know that one of them has a super bowl ring or two, and one does not. One led a dynasty football program for many years and one bounced through several teams over a career that was longer but less fruitful. One played to win, one played not to lose.
Perhaps you have heard of Jack Welch and Bill Gates? Both of them have extremely successful financial portfolios built upon their business savvy and prowess. One of them was considered a giant in his organization and built a company that is an employer of choice. One of them was considered a giant in his organization and left a trail of personnel destruction in his wake. One played to win, one played not to lose.
We are all tasked with impact decision making on a daily basis. Impact decisions have repercussions that are similar to a rock hitting the surface of the lake – ripples go from the middle all the way to shore. When you make impact decisions you affect at the most human level, something not for the faint of heart!
In today’s marketplace, our human capital is a differentiator. Play to win, and everyone will.