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The “Best” People Have These 3 Things in Common

A podcast I listened to recently asked 100 young business professionals the following question:

“If you had a choice between working for one of the following two companies which company would you choose?”

A. The company with the best product/service, or
B. The company with the best people

Before I reveal the answer, how would you answer this question? Assume all other factors are equivalent (compensation, benefits, distance from home, quality/nature of the company, growth/promotion opportunities, etc.) – does one stand out to you? What if I told you the podcaster asserted there was only one right answer (and I agree with him) – would that change anything?

Okay, enough mystery – the answer is best people. Here’s why: people are how great products or services come to be. If you have great people, it’s just a matter of time until you’ll have the best product or service. People are what makes an organization great.

No situation is this simple, of course – “all things being equal” doesn’t really exist outside of hypothetical questions – but the question does provide valuable context for thinking about what makes organizations great.

Alright, let’s take things a step further. If “the best people” are the key, then it follows that we’d want to know what actually makes people “the best,” right? If you were asked this question, what would you say? You’d probably end up with a list of things, right? Humor me for a moment and build a your list. Take 10 seconds, put a quick mental list together – the first three things that come to mind will work great.

Now…is there anything on your list that doesn’t fit into one of the following categories: Passion. Skill. Character.? 😊

Stay United, everyone.


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In our Street Soccer program, players have the opportunity to create their own teams, make their own calls, and unconsciously develop their technical and tactical awareness–all while expressing themselves with the ball at their feet. We believe players should be able to manage themselves and have the freedom to play, interact, problem-solve, innovate, and take ownership of their participation in the game. Teams are created the day of to promote diversity, and games are played without referees to reinforce positive conflict resolution techniques. Our I-Mentor coaches will supervise each field making sure that players and facilities are safe while maintaining a fun and challenging environment.

PSU’s Street Soccer is open to all 9U to 19U players. Our Old School Street Soccer is open to any parent, soccer coach, and their significant others. Bring the whole family!


  • Fridays : April 15 through June 3
  • Time: 5:30-7:00 pm
  • Location: Pewaukee Sports Complex


  • Games are 7 minutes long
  • Sliding or going to ground is not allowed
  • There is no offsides, but all other soccer rules apply
  • There are no referees – players call their own fouls
  • Profanity of any kind is not allowed

Important Information

  • Cleats, shin guards, socks (covering the shin guards) are required
  • Teams may be adjusted by PSU team members multiple times during each session, including during games
  • PSU reserves the right to disallow the participation of players in the program for any reason
  • Signed waiver is required