“No. Please, I am not the king of the world now nor the number one. I do not believe in all those things. I am the same person as always and I have the good fortune to play in a great team,” said FIFA World Player of the Year 2009, Lionel Messi of Argentina.

I appreciate the simplicity and down to earth attitude of the top player of the world who was seating on the top of the world last night at Zurich.

Believing in a team and appreciating team is a rock-climbing task. To be a champion and to confirm that he is a part of a champion team is a master’s lesson.

We are not able to digest success and sustain success. Most of the people, I have found that they fumble after becoming a successful person. Most of the time, they forget their team and people around them. Messi also committed that he is feeling proud of becoming a part of the TEAM. He wants to give best to his team.

Leadership is always “WE” and “TEAM.”

Lionel Messi knows the rule of the game though he has never gone to a management or business school but he knows the lessons of life.

Author:. Dr. Shailesh Thaker is the world renowned management thinker and motivational speaker on organisational behavior and development. He is the CLO of Knowledge Inc., a highly reputed training firm, which always helps organisations to achieve international benchmark. Dr. Thaker as a management guru is always in demand as a keynote speaker, business coach,... Go Deeper | Website

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