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

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Know who you are.

 

What are your organization’s greatest strengths? Do your employees agree? You need to know who you are in order to be successful in any endeavor, and that means understanding your strengths as well as your weaknesses. If you want to be competitive, capitalize on what you are really good at and minimize where you are most vulnerable. For some teams, this means capitalizing on their passing game; for others, it will be to capitalize on their opponents’ weaknesses. The best football teams in history are not afraid to admit their weaknesses. In fact, they turn them into strengths.

To be successful in the end, you have to figure out who you really are and what your core competencies are—those critical qualities that you need for ...

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