Joe Takash: How to build morale in less than a second

JoeTakashNo1VideoCan you really build morale in less than a second? Think about it. How possibly could it only take less than a second to boost the mood of someone – as well as a team?

According to Joe Takash, the president of Victory Consulting,  it can be accomplished by following a technique used by the late former UCLA basketball coach John Wooden (1910-2010). Yes, that’s right. He lived to be 99 years old.

In his latest Smart Connection video, “Build morale in less than a second,” Takash describes how Wooden used his “Thank You Rule.”

The key to his success was threefold.

No. 1, he knew his trade extremely well.

No. 2, he knew discipline extremely well.

No. 3, and maybe most importantly, Wooden knew people and how to motivate them.

Watch the video in its entirety here.

Joe Takash is the president of Victory Consulting, a Chicago-based executive and organizational development firm. He advises clients on leadership strategies and has helped executives prepare for $3 billion worth of sales presentations. He is a keynote speaker for executive retreats, sales meetings and management conferences and has appeared in numerous media outlets. Learn more at