Thursday, October 22, 2009

Making You Greater

When 11 all-star centre, Shaquille O'Neal was traded to the Miami Heat at the end of the 2004-2005 season, the former first round draft pick made two promises to Heat fans.

He committed to help the franchise win its first championship title and he vowed to do everything in his power to make their young star player, Dwayne Wade an even better player.

Shortly after being traded Shaq said during an ESPN interview,`I want to make him the best guard in the Eastern conference, no forget that, I want to make him the best guard in the game.`

The Big Aristotle took all his knowledge and experience from his championship title days in LA and poured them into the guy he nicknamed, Flash.

Shaq made good on his promises as the Miami Heat became the eventual champions and through the process, Flash was the Finals MVP.

O`Neal may not have realized this but he had subscribed to a leadership philosophy simply encapsulated in three simple letters.


The Greater Than Yourself concept is based on the premise that great leaders become great because they cause others to be greater than they are.

It`s also the title of Steve Farber`s book.

Steve Farber is a leadership expert, author, speaker and guest on the next episode of HCL Radio.

As Steve describes,`├Čt`s a person that you`re going to invest yourself in to raise them up above you.`

Visit the Greater Than Yourself website for information how you can become involved or check out the GTY Project group on LinkedIn.

Tune in to HCL Radio - Where developing leaders is more than a game!

Click here to listen to the entire interview with Steve.

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