[8:37] Brent was on a hockey team at age five. He learned team
loyalty then. You win as a team, or you don’t win. Every time he
put the jersey on he was going to give it his all.
[13:55] Brent was brought into the Blackhawks as an older player
to mentor the young defense players. He showed them his
vulnerabilities on the ice and let them be vulnerable so they could
learn to improve. That team won the Stanley Cup in 2010, and some
of the young players became Blackhawks superstars.
[16:17] The 2010 Blackhawks team was the first team Brent had
been on that got along so well. There were no groups, only the
team. Everyone respected everybody and their roles.
[19:02] Focus 100% on the task at hand. Have your mind in a good
place. Be 100% committed. Visualize what you need to do before you
do it, to clear your mind of all distractions. On the ice, Brent
was so intent that he didn’t care if he was going to break his hand
or his leg blocking a puck. He was never the most skilled but he
could always work harder than anybody.
[25:55] Executives that have not been on a team have trouble
working together. If you are not committed to your team, you will
struggle as individuals and as a company.