Vince Lombardi, arguably one of the greatest NFL coaches of all time, and John Wooden, the legendary NCAA coach, both instilled into their players one basic premise: get the fundamentals right if you want to succeed.  

Lombardi, known for his famous quote “Gentlemen, this is a football,” started the training for each season at the most basic level. Wooden began the training of his new recruits by reviewing how to put on socks and tie shoes.  

Two of the most revered coaches in the country, who would lead their teams to monumental victories against all odds and fierce opponents, were committed to focusing on the fundamentals. Why? To quote Lombardi again, “Excellence is achieved by mastery of the fundamentals.”
What are the fundamentals you need to focus on in your organization? Build a solid foundation so your team stands strong and your company succeeds under any conditions and in any housing market.

Shinn Consulting is committed to helping home builders thrive in times of growth and survive in times of crisis. Contact us today at or 303-972-7666 and discover how we can help you overcome obstacles and position your business for success in any market conditions.

Carrie Roeger is a consultant at Shinn Consulting. Helping builders streamline their operations to grow and improve profitability is her specialty. Her areas of expertise include operational efficiency, strategic planning, change management, ERP software implementation, culture, and HR.