Turning Around Troubled Projects & Leadership– E.G. A Losing Sports Team

Here’s a sports team, hockey in this case, example of what I recommended, during my May 17th conference workshop, you do to turn around a project which is very troubled.

The troubled hockey team Los Angeles Kings won 25 games and lost only 13 after Darryl Sutter, the new “project manager”, took over coaching duties from Terry Murray. Before Darryl took over, the team was losing and in trouble with regard to their objective of achieving their project goal of a winning season.

Even better, they now are an astonishing 11 wins and only 1 loss in the hockey playoffs. They have a chance to make hockey history by becoming the first team since the NHL made every series a best-of-seven affair 25 years ago to reach the final in just 13 games.

First and foremost, Darryl Sutter did a very important thing. He created a new vision for the team.

They play a more aggressive, up-tempo game and are better prepared. “Just a little more aggressive. He wanted us to be the hardest working team,” Kopitar said. “When you work hard, I think the skill comes out, too, and he’s done a good job of that.” See http://www.torontosun.com/2012/05/19/kings-whipped-into-shape

As I said during our 1 day “turning around troubled projects” workshop on May 17th, turn a losing project into a winning one. Build a winning vision.

 If you want a template to help you document a great vision, contact me at harry.mingail@rogers.com

 Do the right thing! Pay it forward. Together, let’s make a positive difference.

 “To give back and be given is to feel the sun from both sides” … Harry Mingail

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