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

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A championship football team takes one game at a time. Getting ahead of themselves causes players to lose focus on the current game, which can lead to devastating results. Not taking an opponent seriously can give the weaker team just enough edge to upset a heavily favored adversary. You might have heard of this football adage: “On any given Sunday, any pro team can beat another pro team.” You make it all the way to the Super Bowl ONLY by playing the season one game at a time. Past Super Bowl champions focused each week only on the opponent they would face next, and they never took winning for granted by assuming that they would beat their adversary. They prepared for each game as if the entire season depended on that one victory. ...

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