Ego versus team
You may be tired of hearing about the Super Bowl now that it is over a week old, but a recent discussion surfaced about the touchdown that Ahmad Bradshaw scored in the fourth quarter. The Giants were down by two points with a little more than one minute remaining in the game. When Eli Manning gave the handoff to Bradshaw, who was told not to score, Bradshaw ended up scoring anyway.
The question has been brought up about any running back’s years of training with the focus to get into the end zone. Did Bradshaw truly make a mistake, or was it an attempt for a player to get listed in the record books for having scored a touchdown in Super Bowl XLVI? We may never know the real answer, but it does raise some eyebrows!
Do you have players that will apparently forego the good of the team to achieve individual accomplishments? Next time you develop a best practice, can you share it with your colleagues so everyone gets credit before showing it to your boss?
Would you rather achieve 90% individually on a team that meets all its goals, or be a 100% achiever on a team that doesn’t win?