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

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Practice your two-minute drill.

 

It is late in the fourth quarter, with only two minutes left to play. Your team is behind by just a few points. You just regained possession of the ball at mid-field. What can you do to score the winning touchdown? Great quarterbacks know exactly what needs to be done in these critical final moments of the game to be victorious, and they do it.

Football teams train constantly for this very scenario, developing two-minute practice drills that involve a variety of “hurry up” offensive strategies designed to move forward against the defense in the most efficient way possible. They practice a planned series of plays and can run without a huddle in order to save time and try to catch the other team off-guard. It is ...

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