In 1984, Sean Murray was a 13-year-old young man, Sitting in Los Angeles, California. His greatest memory of that time is attending the 1984 Summer Olympic games and watching the U.S. men's volleyball team win the gold to become the unlikely heroes of that Olympics.
Years after the events of the 1984 Olympics, Sean Murray was inspired to write his book “If Gold Is Our Destiny – How a Team of Mavericks Came Together for Olympic Glory”.
Sean interviewed the players and coaches of the 1984 men's volleyball team and discovered what brought them together to achieve Olympic glory. What makes this so powerful is that, less than two years earlier this U.S. team was not even in the top 10, worldwide.
Listen to this episode of The Teamwork Advantage as Sean shares some of what the team did to win gold and, more importantly, to change the way volleyball is played today, almost 40 years later.
The foundation of what made the 1984 men's Olympic volleyball team successful, all those years ago, is easily be applied to your teams today. Sean is quick to point out that the best players do not make the best team. Sometimes, it is more important to make sure that our team members are in the best positions to help the team.
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Welcome to The Teamwork Advantage, a Gregg Gregory Podcast. Informal and insightful conversations with professionals and experts in the TLC arena - Teamwork, Leadership, Culture. A must-listen program, where we take you inside the mind's of these experts to discover actionable insights to be a stronger team member, a more effective leader, and enrich your team's culture.