Most Valuable Player

May 8, 2008
Kobe Bryant is considered by some to be one of the greatest Lakers of all time.Image via Wikipedia

So, Kobe Bryant has finally gotten the MVP award.

I’ve always been a fan of Kobe – he’s got the ability to do things that nobody else can. And I think he definitely deserves to have gotten the MVP award.

I couldn’t agree more with most of the analyses about his win. It’s not just about being the best player individually. Statistics-wise, Kobe’s probably been one of the best (if not the best) for a couple of years now. But it’s only this season that he’s really stepped up as a team player, and made the rest of his team better.

And that’s what it’s all about. Being the most valuable player isn’t necessarily about being the best. It’s about being the most valuable. And the most valuable is about his importance to the team. Making his team mates better is an important part of that.

The same applies in any sort of team – a school, a business organization, any team/group you’re part of. It’s not just about your performance. It’s about how well you can inspire and bring out the best in others.

How are you bringing out the best in the people around you?