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5 ways you are like Kobe Bryant

Do you think you are like Kobe Bryant?

You are Kobe are not that different. Here are 5 Kobe Bryant quotes that could be said to your teams in your manufacturing plant.

"The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do."

Just like you, Kobe believed that people can be great. He respected his position of leadership in the game, on his team, and in the world. By taking a moment to think about others and how you can inspire them to be their best, think of the change you can make in your team.

"I have self-doubt. I have insecurity. I have fear of failure. I have nights when I show up at the arena and I'm like, 'My back hurts, my feet hurt, my knees hurt. I don't have it. I just want to chill.' We all have self-doubt. You don't deny it, but you also don't capitulate to it. You embrace it."

Even a great player like Kobe had insecurities and admitted them to others. Everyone that you interact with each day has an insecurity. How can you help them embrace their insecurity and move past it to be their best? Are you encouraging your team to talk about their doubts and lift each other up?

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"The important thing is that your teammates have to know you're pulling for them and you really want them to be successful."

People have to know that you don't want them to fail in order to take a risk rather than play it safe. By looking at your team in terms of their strengths rather than their weaknesses, you can help everyone lift their performance together. 

"I'm reflective only in the sense that I learn to move forward. I reflect with a purpose."

Sometimes we as leaders get caught up in figuring out what happened in the past and placing blame. Kobe reminds us to reflect with a purpose and keep bringing our focus back to moving forward with that information. 

"If I panic, everyone else panics."

As a leader, you know that your tone and energy sets the mood for the whole organization. Kobe understood that he had to remain calm in order to lead the team. Remember that your team feeds off of you and looks to you for guidance on how to act. 

 

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Jennifer Biggs
Jennifer Biggs
Jennfier has a passion for leading and motivating teams through cultural transformations. She believes that people come to work everyday to be great. Through her operational experience at P&G Manufacturing, she has seen the true potential of an engaged and empowered team. She joined Ampogee in 2018 after 7 years of Manufacturing Operations experience. She has an Executive MBA from UNC Chapel Hill and a BS in Chemical Engineering from NC State University.

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