Former Detroit Red Wings defenseman Mathieu Dandenault knows a thing or two about winning. During his 13-year career, he won three Stanley Cups with the Red Wings. Recently, he was invited by a Real Estate Agency to be a special guest speaker during a private event for employee mobilization. The event took place in a cozy cottage in the Laurentians.
The presence of this professional athlete in a relaxed and warm setting allowed the agency's employees to have nice, intimate conversations with the former player and to learn more about his professional and personal experiences. He spoke about the importance of being a team player and emphasized that it's not just the star players who win championships—it's everyone on the team playing their role to the best of their ability.
Also, Dandenault's message is an important one for any business and manager. Too often, companies focus on individual achievement and individual goals. However, research has shown time and time again that teams are more effective than individuals when it comes to accomplishing tasks. This is because teams are able to pool their resources and knowledge to come up with better solutions than any one individual could on their own.
His message was well-received by the agency's employees, who left feeling inspired and motivated to work together as a team. As Mathieu Dandenault learned during his time with the Detroit Red Wings, it takes everyone on the team to play their role to achieve greatness.