In LA Rams News: Rams Brad Holmes is the right man to turn the Detroit Lions culture around in his new role as General Manager
The LA Rams front office has become fertile ground for other NFL organizations to emulate. The Rams have learned with time and experience the tough lessons of ‘making do’ with fewer draft picks, less salary cap for free agency, and more development of both coaching staff and players to fill the perennial vacancies. It takes a positive mindset. A can-do mentality to find new solutions.
With Holmes, the Rams have germinated a winning culture. That is a culture that emphasizes open discussion, measuring twice and cutting once, and a merit-based decision-making process that places more emphasis on getting it right than on being right. and Holmes helped the Rams get it right at least twice. In a room where every voice counts, the best ideas come from throughout the room.
Positive attracts positive
Unlike romance or the physics of electromagnetism, an organizational culture of positivity attracts positivity. In a room of positive and supportive associates, ideas are encouraged, perspectives are welcomed, and risks are vetted by the group. So everyone has a stake in the outcome.
As the LA Rams Director of College Scouting, Brad Holmes was instrumental in seeking more than rote athleticism. He sought players who shared his can-do mentality and who better to flush them out than a person who was the embodiment of positivity. Doubt the impact? Brad Holmes is good at what he does.
Those are two tiny needles in two huge haystacks. And Brad Holmes was one of the persons who contributed to finding them for the LA Rams roster.