Who are the best team members?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Goals expert Gary Ryan Blair discusses how the best members of a team are those who have bought into the same dream and have the same values.

    Gary Ryan Blair

    Gary is the President of The GoalsGuy Learning Systems, a highly focused training organization whose mission is to help their clients build and sustain superior performance. They accomplish this objective by helping their clients increase their sense of direction, confidence, and capability in all areas of their personal and professional life.

    Gary believes passionately in the enormous, untapped potential that resides within each person and is committed to providing individuals and corporations with tools of knowledge and skill they can use to unlock this potential. He has developed an entire library of world-class training programs, books and learning resources like the Personal Strategic Plan that are designed to make the heart sing, the mind expand and the spirit soar!

    To support his belief in the importance of goal setting and focus, Gary has established and sponsored two nationally recognized events: Youth Goals Education Week, a unique opportunity for kids and teens to learn about goal setting and its influence on their future, and New Year's Resolutions Week, an insightful series of activities designed to encourage people to set goals for their lives.

    Gary believes that life will not go according to plan, if you do not have a plan. He shares this belief and his unique strategies with school systems and companies around the world such as IBM, NASA, General Electric, Federal Express, Ford and many others.

    In addition to The GoalsGuy, Gary has created the wildly successful got goals?® campaign. It's mission is to inspire people to Be More, Do More and to ultimately Have More from life.

    His personal philosophy can be summarized into two words: Everything Counts!™ He believes in sweating the small stuff, and teaches that every action, word and thought either moves you toward or away from your goals, mission and ultimate legacy; that every moment offers an opportunity for advancement or retreat.

    When Gary speaks and writes, he does so from the heart, with warmth and humor. His unique gift is to speak to an audience and communicate with the heart of each person as if they were alone having an important, intimate conversation. A polished storyteller, he has a way of making the seemingly complex, easy to understand.

    Gary, his wife Erika, son Ryan, and daughter Libby live in Tampa, Florida with their two wonder-dogs Beefcake and Pork chop.

    Host: Who are the best team members?

    Gary Ryan Blair: The best team members are the people who actually buy into the dream. There is an old saying, we have all heard this, 'Don't drink the Kool-Aid', but in actuality, that is exactly what you want. You want people who bought into the dream, people who are drinking the same Kool-Aid, who have similar values and so forth and what I mean by values is this, when you think about the best teams, the best families, the best marriages, the best partnerships, we've all heard that opposites attract and there is not a shred of truth to that.

    What works best in a marriage and a partnership and a team are similarities and what you need and what you should look for in team members is a similarity of values. When you have that, things will work more harmoniously and you will get more done and you'll enjoy the process that much more.