Every team has ups and downs, though everyone shares a common goal, several factors influence results. The Montreal Canadiens have been faced with a difficult season this year. They currently sit in last place of the eastern conference despite sustained efforts and dramatic changes, such as replacing the head coach.
Many argue that the problem is rooted deep within the organization and touches all levels, from the ice to the offices upstairs. Without an aligned vision and solid teamwork on all levels, it is difficult to achieve excellence.
When evaluating teams, courage, growth, commitment and discipline are 4 key indicators of success.
After a difficult season, one would argue that there is nowhere to go but up. While I agree with this, the entire organization should look to the future with a focus on courage, growth commitment and discipline.