Incognito, Martin and the 'Rules of the Game'
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
Professional sports teams have given us several ironic names. "Saints" that were accused of intentionally injuring football players on other teams; "World Peace" who was anything but that while on the basketball court; and, now, "Incognito" who was hardly inconspicuous in his ranting, bullying and otherwise obnoxious behavior.
Maybe it's time that professional sports recognize the maxim used by corporate CEOs: "You hire on competence, but fire on character." In any truly successful organization, both must go hand-in-hand. Good character represents the behavior that lifts people up, exhibits kindness, does good, and synthesizes other-regarding and community values into building a positive culture within the team, whether in sports or life. That may not be the Merriam-Webster definition, but it's my take, based on training almost 70,000 teens to build cultures of kindness, caring and respect by putting their values-in-action.
Character, in a nutshell, shapes the "rules of the game," t
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