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October 5, 2005

News & Opinion: The Culture of Winning

By: Jack @ 2:55 PM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy

In todays Wall Street Journal, the Atlanta Braves GM explains how and why the Braves have won 14 straight Divisional Titles. The five tips for transforming a culture of losing:
  1. Gather everyone, communicate the plan and preach it daily.

  2. Constantly remind them it works.

  3. Dont be afraid to get rid of people who dont buy in.

  4. Make the lowest level employees feel as important to success as the top level executives.

  5. Show trust in everyone to do their jobs well.

As an organization that went through this kind of transformation, I agree with these ideas and am hesitant to mention that the beloved Green Bay Packers could use some of this advice considering their 0-4 start. Sadness among the cheeseheads.