💚A Team Building Lesson from The Big Man & The E-Street Band💚
On this day (Sept 11) we rejoice & celebrate the life of Clarence Clemons the “Big Man” & saxophone player for Bruce Springsteen & the E-Street Band.
It was said of the #Bigman that: “By 69, he’d had a good run, because he’d already lived about 10 lives, 690 years in the life of an average man” #Springsteen.
Photo: Courtesy of the New Jersey Hall of Fame
💛I’ve learned over my years as a project manager and start-up consultant, that the only way to build, maintain & scale a successful company, is to build a great team. As Michael Jordan said: “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” The E-Street Band has plenty of both.
💛Through the years the band has grown and shrunk, members have taken on very successful independent projects, and the band even took long hiatuses over the years. And they have also lost a few members along the way.
💛But the E-Street band would always come back together, tighter and closer then ever.
Photo: Courtesy of MorrisonHotelGalery
💛It is a #team building story for the ages. “A story where #Scooter and the #BigMan and the rest of the E-Streaters not only busted the city in half, but kicked ass and remade the city, shaping it into the kind of place where their #friendship would not be such an anomaly”. #Springsteen
💛Springsteen had often said that: “he leaned on Clarence a lot; I made a career out of it in some ways. With Clarence at my side, my band and I were able to tell a story far deeper than those simply contained in our music…and I was lucky enough to stand in that light for almost 40 years, near Clarence’s heart, in the Temple of Soul…His life, his memory, and his love will live on in that story and in our band”. #Springsteen
💛Time and fortitude have shown that the E-Street Band is one of the longest running & most effective #teams out there.
💛As Clemons & The Boss said in an interview: “We were united, we were strong, we were righteous, we were unmovable, we were funny, we were corny as hell and as serious as death itself.” #Springsteen & #Clemons
💛Andrew Carnegie at one point said, “team work is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results”. And teamwork is one thing that Clarence Clemons and the E-Street band understood, and their was an abundance of it, and they used it to achieve extraordinary results.
💛The E-Street Band is a great example of the sum of the whole equaling more than its individual parts. There is a reason that the band is known as the “booty-shaking, earth-quaking, viagra-taking, love-making, history-making, #legendary E-Street-Band.
💛And Clarence “The Big Man” Clemons was its heart and soul.
“The Strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team”. -Phil Jackson
💛We could all learn from Clemons and his bond of friendship with his fellow band mates. His life, his memory, and his love will live on in that story and in the band.
💚So ladies and gentlemen: Always last, but never least. Let’s hear it for the master of disaster, the Big Kahuna, the man with a PHD in sexual healing, the Duke of Paducah, the King of the World…You wish you could be like him but you can’t! Ladies and Gentlemen, the #Biggest man you’ve ever seen! 💚
Can I hear a C-L-A-R-E-N-C-E!
What’s that spell?
💚C-L-A-R-E-N-C-E! … amen💚
#teambuilding #TheBigMan #BigMan #Springsteen #Team #Teamwork #MaritimeVintage #VintageVibes