Congratulations to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots for winning Super Bowl 51.
Their dramatic comeback was the greatest in Super Bowl history.
When I started SHIFTPOINTS, I came across a great quote. “The defining trait of a successful entrepreneur is… irrational perseverance.”
It is also the defining trait of high-performance executive teams.
Like Brady and the Patriots, most companies go through tough times. The loss of a big customer. The failure of a new product. The disruption of their market.
High-performance executive teams come together to persevere through tough times. They galvanize the company with a compelling new vision. They energize the company with an intensely focused strategy. They identify a new source of differentiation and competitive advantage.
And most importantly, high-performance executive teams simply refuse to quit. They follow the discipline of perseverance.
So, if your company is going through a tough time, I hope Brady and the Patriots inspire you to persevere.