How many times have we been told, “Fix your weaknesses and you’ll be a rock star!” Never. Hone your strengths and you’ll be a rock star. Peak performance lies in fully understanding what you do best, making your weaknesses irrelevant.
This fascinating approach is explored in the true story of an unlikely partnership between business consultant Maureen Electa Monte and veteran coach Andrew Weidenbach to help the talented but struggling Cranbrook boy’s high school varsity hockey team. When Monte’s strengths-based success program was deployed, magic happened. Untapped talent was discovered and utilized on and off the ice. No teammate was left behind. Momentum grew with compounded interest. Six weeks later they were state champions.
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After working with Maureen, Cranbrook High School had a 0.909 win rate, and outscored the competition 67 to 16 goals over 11 games.
After working with Maureen, Cranbrook shut out the competition both in the semi-finals (8-0) and the state championship (4-0).
After working with Maureen, Cranbrook outshot the competition by an average of 24 shots per game (an 8% increase).
After working with Maureen, Cranbrook won the state championship.
From the coach:
“I do believe we played better in the second half. The chemistry was also way better. There is NO doubt in my mind that (working with Maureen) was the main factor… I am surprised how (our players reacted) and the long lasting effects.”
– Andrew Weidenbach, Cranbrook Varsity Boys Hockey Head Coach, 2015 State Champions
“If you are looking to gain an edge on your competition, read Destination Unstoppable. The book shows you how to maximize individual and team performance by identifying and leveraging team member’s strengths. In my experience, this is how professional sports teams and businesses become champions.”
– Christopher Ilitch, President & CEO, Ilitch Holdings, Inc.
“Maureen Monte helped guide our coaches through the StrengthsFinder process which was an invaluable experience for our team. Our coaches better understood our unique profile as a staff, and our players gained critical insights into their own strengths. They also gained an important appreciation for one another. Specifically, we found that many of our players had a tendency to be self-critical in the face of failure and that was inhibiting our performance. With Maureen’s help, we were able to find ways to build on our strengths to better respond to our mistakes, and to empower our players to do what they do best for the betterment of the team.”
– Nate Sanderson, Springville Varsity Girls Basketball Head Coach, State Champions 2016 & 2017
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