Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Ryder cup 2012 victory for Europe

José María Olazábal labelled the stunning European triumph in the Ryder Cup as "The Miracle of Medinah" and dedicated it to his great friend Severiano Ballesteros.

"Seve will always be present with this team," said Olazabal, who, of course, formed the best Ryder Cup partnership with Ballesteros. "He was a big factor for this event and last night when we had that meeting the boys understood that believing was the most important thing. "

"It was the greatest comeback in the history of the Ryder Cup, no doubt about it," said Lee Westwood, who somehow pulled around his form to beat Matt Kuchar 3&2.To anyone watching the 2012 Ryder Cup it was one of the most exciting of all time.

"I have never seen anything like it. I've been watching since 85 and have played in eight of them You know I was at Brookline when they did it to us. I was there with Seve. We knew what it was like when the momentum starts to change."

To me it just once again emphasised the part emotion plays in the success of teams. I have been running High Performing Teams programmes for over 10 years, and each time I asked groups to list the attributes of great teams they have worked for, the list is dominated by feelings and emotions.

One of key jobs we do when we are coaching teams is to help them to establish this emotional bond with one another, as we know that this invariably leads to better performance.

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