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

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Communicate.

 

Communication can be a liability or a strength. How well does your organization or team communicate? Football teams use huddles to gather the players together during a game so that each player knows exactly what play will be next and understands his particular assignment. If you and your coworkers formed a company football team, how well would you communicate with one another? Would your teammates be standing around in a huddle, arguing about what the next play should be or who ought to get the ball?

Most of us have tried to save time by giving employees a hurried set of instructions concerning a job task, only to realize later on that we should have taken more time to adequately explain the plan to them. Did we learn anything ...

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