Kindly read this interesting article about the motivation and leadership which helped Team India to win the World Cup in the cricket game played by 12 different countries:
Kapil won the world cup in 1983. But reading the news in the media after the world cup (as we started grow), there was no unity and everyone wanted to be a super hero – which made us all fail. It was the time where the advertisement money contributed to the individuals to be the super star.
Saurav Ganguly is the best Indian captain who laid the foundation and acted like a corporate leader. Thanks to Dalmiya who listened to the captain in grooming the youngsters like Yuvraj, Harbhajan, Zaheer and also contributed the corporate marketing of Cricket.
Reading the newspapers in 2011, the team found a real goal to win the world cup instead of just a pride to show they are number one – they attributed it to Sachin Tendulkar, the person almost everyone in the Cricket playing countries like. This will also play in the minds of other teams as Sachin is a nice person and a great ambassador of the game. The Indian team has a real and not a vague goal to go after, which made them achieve.
Even in our own life, when you are thinking about purchasing a house until you narrow down what you want, you will not be buying it anytime soon or even if you purchased a house, you will not find happiness in their as it is not your dream house to live.
Finally as they mention it in all the newspapers, Dhoni- the captain of the Indian Cricket team – took a calculated risk which paid off in yesterday’s final match with the little luck in his favor which was not working while playing against South Africa in the group matches.
There is a lot in these games for us the Team Leaders, Managers, Directors, VPs, CxOs — Cricket world cup win, NFL super bowl, Red Sox win after so many years– they all have one strong goal to get them.
Now go, identify, set and motivate your team to achive that one stronger goal.