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

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Respect your competition.

 

Respect the capabilities of the competition. Not taking them seriously enough is another way to turn an expected win into an unexpected defeat. Every Super Bowl championship team is made up of extraordinarily talented athletes who have trained hard for years just to play professional football. The same is probably true in your business: You must compete against other organizations that have talented employees, competitive products and services, and a commitment to succeed—not to mention a plan to take market share away from you! A football team steps out onto the field looking for just one win—this one. Don’t expect success to come easy. It has to be earned every step of the way.

So what do champions do to achieve ...

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