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Leadership Lessons from Professional Football: Championship Wisdom from Super Bowl Champions by Peter R. Garber

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Scout the competition.

 

Professional football teams study game films over and over again to learn as much as they can about each of their opponents. They also send scouts to games their competitors are playing to bring back information on players’ strengths and weaknesses, as well as their opponents’ overall performance and strategy. Game films and scouting reports help a team develop its own specially designed game plan for a specific opponent. Without this kind of direct observation, a team would have little or no information about its competition and would not know what to expect. Without scouting reports, they might use the wrong strategy for a particular opponent, leading themselves to almost certain defeat.

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