How to avoid a historic loss for your team

The wrong team won the men’s tournament this year

UVa was crushed by UMBC in the first round of the tournament.
UVa was crushed by UMBC in the first round of the tournament.

Lesson #1 — have a “Plan B”…always

UVa's plan was not working and the players did not know what to do.
UVa’s plan was not working and the players did not know what to do.

Leaders are responsible for having “Plan B”

Coach Tony Bennett failed to implement a Plan B during the game.
Coach Tony Bennett failed to implement a Plan B during the game.

Good leaders create “Plan B” well before it is needed

Your team may have “Plan B” already figured out

Your team may already know the best answer for "Plan B".
Your team may already know the best answer for “Plan B”.

What to do when your normal approach will not work

Plan B may be your best option from the start.
Plan B may be your best option from the start.

Sometimes the “B” in “Plan B” stands for bold

Design thinking requires a new way of collaborating.
Design thinking requires a new way of collaborating.

You must commit to Plan B or your team may fail

Some of your best results may come from “Plan B”

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Doug Keating

Doug Keating

Leader and learner. husband and father. Novice blogger, www.lettertosons.com, Founder of All The Way Leadership! http://www.allthewayleadership.com/