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

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Do not rely on superstars to get you through.

 

Superstars in pro football get a great deal of attention and publicity, as well as lucrative contracts and bonuses. They are truly exciting to watch, and can make a tremendous difference in the success of a team. Superstars are especially adept at what they do, and are usually the ones who make the key play that becomes the turning point in the game. They make a difference in the success of a team, but they can easily overshadow the accomplishments of less talented but equally deserving players.

Relying solely on the performance of the company superstar is a big mistake. What if that superstar gets hurt and can’t play in the next big game? Or leaves for a better job somewhere else? It’s a formula ...

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