Grayson Allen stepped up last night to join three other “fabulous freshmen”  in leading Duke to the NCAA national basketball title. The question for you is whether your freshman bench players are ready to step up when they are needed. If, like Mike Krzyzewski, you have built a culture of success, and invested in onboarding and preparation, they probably will be ready.

  1. Build a culture of shared success. However you define success, make sure everything about everyone’s behaviors, relationships, attitudes, values and environment drive the same purpose together.
  2. Invest in all the stages of onboarding. Get a head start. Manage the message. Build the team.
  3. Prepare for the unexpected. Darwin taught us that survival of the fittest is about those best able to adapt. So prepare your team to be able to adapt.

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