Red Bull Racing’s Mechanical Miracle

Max Verstappen was on fire yesterday. Fighting your way up the grid from 7th to 2nd place is impressive any day of the week. But this picture perfectly captures why Formula 1 is a team sport. Max hit the barriers during the reconnaissance lap and sustained damage to the car's front wing and front left suspension. He limped his way back to start/finish where Red Bull Racing 's mechanics did the undoable: they fixed his car in 12 MINUTES.

This is why I turned to F1 to learn about creating a culture of change. Instead of letting stress incapacitate them, these guys used it to defeat expectations and get the car ready to rock with seconds left on the clock. The first thing Max did after finishing was thank his team, and rightfully so.

This is what I mean when I tell organizations that culture is about more than slapping a few growth mindset-sounding core values on the wall. It’s about behavior. The right behaviors allow your teams to rise to the occasion when the situation demands it, as these mechanics clearly demonstrated yesterday.