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.