Everybody loves to win. It feels good to have success at something.
Sometimes at work, it is a personal success or the success of the entire team. Other times, it will be another individual who has a big win.
How do we celebrate those successes in the workplace?
Abby Wambach knows a lot about winning. She is an Olympic gold medalist and an incredible soccer player. She writes about the lessons she learned in her book Wolfpack.
One important element of success that Abby focuses on is being for each other and she emphasizes that winning is a team sport. She notes that in soccer, you will not always be the goal scorer and when you are not, you better be rushing towards her. For Abby that means cheering for the others on her team, celebrating with them, and feeling all the energy from that success.
She further writes that when you are the goal scorer, you should be pointing to those that helped you score that goal. Because we don’t win alone, we win with the support and help of other people.
What does this look like in the workplace?
How might pointing and rushing translate?
What are the things that you do to point at other people who helped you along the way or to rush that person who has had a big win?
I would love to hear your stories or ideas. Because this idea of celebrating success, really raising each other up, and being for each other, helps to build a cohesive team - one in which team members recognize each other and look for opportunities to celebrate.
Katie is a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator and Executive Coach.