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MSU’s Building Winning Teams event fosters teamwork, management skills

Conference participants pose on the basketball court on Day 2
Conference participants bond on the basketball court during the second day of the program

Michigan State University’s Executive Development Programs hosted Building Winning Teams: A Quest for Excellence June 3–5. The goal of the event was to prepare business professionals for management success through instruction and team-building activities. In addition to world-renowned Broad College management professors like Gerry McNamara and Cynthia Devers, championship coaches such as Tom Izzo and Mark Dantonio spoke to attendees of the three-day conference.

For more photos, visit the Building Winning Teams Facebook page.

Quotes from the event:

 

Management Professor Gerry McNamara addresses conference attendees
Management Professor Gerry McNamara speaks to conference participants

 

“Take a leadership role, but respect the capabilities and knowledge of team members,” Dr. Gerry McNamara

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Character is as important as talent,” women’s basketball coach Suzy Merchant

Coach Suzy Merchant addresses conference attendees
Coach Suzy Merchant addresses conference attendees

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Participants play basketball while building teamwork skills
Participants play basketball while building teamwork skills

“Recruiting top talent pays big dividends to your management team,” Dr. Frederick Morgeson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coach Mark Dantonio speaks to participants
Coach Mark Dantonio speaks to participants

 

 

 

 

 

“To do the job you’ve got to know the job–education is a big part of this,” men’s football coach Mark Dantonio

 

 

 

 

Conference attendees take a picture with basketball coaches Suzy Merchant and Tom Izzo
Conference attendees take a picture with basketball coaches Suzy Merchant and Tom Izzo

“Large teams (without proper leadership structure) are bad teams,” Dr. John Hollenbeck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coach Tom Izzo delivers his keynote speech
Coach Tom Izzo delivers his keynote speech

 

 

 

 

 

“Great leaders don’t motivate, they inspire,” men’s basketball coach Tom Izzo

 

 

 

 

Participants work together by congratulating each other
Participants, along with Management Professor Cynthia Devers (left), congratulate each other during a team-building activity

“Good managers manage conflict, especially in times of great change,” Dr. Donald Conlon


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