Building a Winning Team, Of People

Beyond the Track

By Shawn Stewart, U.S. Motorsports Association

Spring has finally arrived. And that means the racing season is starting. Soon we will be loading up and heading out to the track hoping our team can find success with a fresh new season. But are you sure that you have the right team of people?

How do we build a great team? In the words of the great NFL coach Vince Lombardi, a great team is, "Individual commitment to a group effort--that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work."

Using Lombardi's theme, outlined are two initial criteria you can use for choosing your team's people. These tips apply to any race team, track or business.

#1 - People on your team must be ADAPTABLE.