Its long been mantra that great employees want to work with other great employees. The organization can only be better when great employees see others putting out quality effort. In "First, Break All The Rules," Marcus Buckingham wrote that one of the critical 12 questions that measures the strength of an organization is "Are my co-workers committed to doing quality work?"
Interesting news, then, from the NBA, as the star of the Chicago Bulls is shying away from selling the organization to prospective players - in particular, talented free agent Carmelo Anthony. According to Yahoo Sports,
The Chicago Bulls are expected to pursue Carmelo Anthony in free agency. They just shouldn't expect Derrick Rose to participate in the recruiting.
Rose told Yahoo Sports on Sunday that he doesn't plan to recruit Anthony – or any free agent, for that matter – even though he likes Anthony's game and thinks they can play alongside each other.
Rose's reason is simple: He said it's "not his job."
"My thing is if they want to come, they can come," Rose said.
The goal of every player and team is to win that world championship (though some would rather make that max contract). Each player should be looking at how they could make their team better. Joakim Noah, Derrick Rose's teammate, has been doing everything possible to get Carmelo to come to Chicago:
According to several sources, including a teammate, Noah's All-Star Weekend “conversation'' with New York Knicks standout Carmelo Anthony didn't end in New Orleans. They had discussions via text the rest of the season, including the day after the Bulls were eliminated in the playoffs by the Washington Wizards.
“I was kidding Jo that they were boys now,'' a source said in a phone interview Friday. “ ‘Well, get your boy to come to Chicago.' ''
Sources said Noah has been in Anthony's ear as often as possible, and he has told other Bulls to push hard for Anthony this summer. But there is one condition: Backup big man Taj Gibson can't be sacrificed.
So, what is the obligation of your superstar to sell your organization to prospective candidates? Does he or she have any responsibility, particular when fellow employees are making a strong push as well?
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