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

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Work together as a team.

 

A football team can’t function, much less win, without believing in the importance of teamwork. Imagine what would happen if eleven individuals went out onto the field and each played their own game. Suppose players stopped blocking for one another, stopped assisting in tackles, and refused to run downfield to try to catch a pass. What if quarterbacks like the Patriots’ Tom Brady hogged the ball and tried to make all the plays themselves? It would be a free-for-all.

It takes teamwork to produce a championship team. Every member of the team has to make the team’s goals their numberone goal. Working together on a shared goal is what gives meaning to our individual efforts.

Unfortunately, the team concept is not nearly ...

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