My biggest confusion in this whole thing is that so many people harbor anger at Lebron. Sure, he may have left in a peculiar way - but hasn't it become evident that he is just a standout player that wants to play for an organization that isn't falling apart behind the scenes? It is very apparent to me that the organization was not being led well from the top down.
Some lessons we could learn from this organization:
- The Right People - a well known philosophy, yet poorly practiced. The members of your team need to complement each others' strengths and weaknesses. Sometimes the most obvious hire or addition doesn't make sense because it is not a fit for your culture or match well with other key players.
- More Than One - a team is made up of more than one person. Putting 70% of your focus and resources towards one player will never bode well for an organization.
- Deep Bench - in order to achieve "long term" success; every member of your team needs to be pouring into and developing those around them. This is strategically important with future leaders of your organization. There tends to be a fear here; "I don't want to train my replacement" seems to be a common worry.
Would your team fall apart if it lost a key player?
Have you let any player leaving your team take "HEAT" for something your leadership was responsible for?
Agree or Disagree?