What’s Your Definition of Success?

January 24, 2014
What’s Your Definition of Success?


Like most people these days, we here at Criteria for Success are suckers for a great TED talk. “Ideas worth spreading” being TED's tagline, we'd like to share one of our favorite talks on the subject of leadership.

John Wooden, legendary UCLA basketball coach and all-around inspiring leader, delivered this gem of a TED talk on how he defines success – and the difference between winning and succeeding. As a sales leader, how are you encouraging your team to succeed? Do you place more emphasis on winning a sale or closing a deal, or do you have different metrics for measuring whether or not a salesperson is succeeding?

Coach Wooden's definition of success:

“Peace of mind attained only through self-satisfaction and knowing you made the effort to do the best of which you were capable.”

Now, watch the talk and see if you agree. Is your personal definition similar? Different? Share it in the comments!

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Motivating Your Sales Team


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