The lessons from this story are many, but here are my 'Top Five', the ones I think are most important:
1 - Never judge a team member's ability to contribute without giving them the chance to succeed.
2 - Inspired performance by one member of the team will unfailingly inspire the rest.
3 - As a leader/coach you must follow your instinct and challenge the 'norm' with action.
4 - Leaders/coaches have the power to change lives - every single day.
5 - Is there someone on your bench you haven't 'pointed to' yet?
What lesson do you 'take away' from this amazing story?
Who is sitting on your bench?