19 Aug Purpose Drives HPT – High Performing Team

Last week I wrote about a new venture I’m starting and how fortunate I am to be associated with a great team.  Last week, I had the opportunity to see a great team in action: Panther Racing led by John Barnes.  I had the opportunity to ride in a two-seater with Arie Luyendyk, Jr, and what impressed me most wasn’t the ride, it was how hands-on the entire team seemed to be with every aspect of the business.  From the owner to a twenty-something PR person, the team was focused and committed to racing, winning, and representing their number-one sponsor – the National Guard.

The purpose of the event was to raise awareness for employers through a program sponsored by Panther Racing, Colorado ESGR, and Hiring Our Heroes.  It was a first-class event, and the mission never waivered from helping employer executives understand what citizen soldiers endure, and how tough a time they’re having finding employment after deployments.  It’s great to see a team that’s optimized and energized, and even better when a major part of their purpose is truly a higher calling.  As Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer was quoted in Parade today, let’s get the word out to insure our soldiers have the opportunity to be part of another great team when they come home.

2 Comments
  • Kelly de la Torre
    Posted at 21:24h, 29 August Reply

    This posting aptly highlights why businesses should seek out veterans. Like the military, business is mission driven. Just like your racing team, in a business everyone has a role and success is achieved when the mission is defined and each team member works towards that goal. What better team could you assemble than a team of veterans that have achieved objectives in the face of unthinkable obstacles and put their country first? Veterans demonstrate a drive, determination and loyalty that is unparalleled and business could benefit by taking advantage of these skills.

    • Jan Rutherford
      Posted at 21:27h, 29 August Reply

      Kelly – I agree wholeheartedly! Thank you for your insightful comment!

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