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

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Recognize your unsung heroes.

 

Many people prefer to work with others on a common goal, rather than seek individual glory. To them, the success of a team, rather than personal achievement, is most important. Teams are usually able to take on larger challenges, but each player’s contribution is going to be critical. The only way any member of the team can be a winner is if the entire team wins, so everyone has to give 100%. In sports and in business, the most notable of individual accomplishments loses its meaning if it is part of an overall team effort that fails to achieve their goal.

Many times, the most important contributions of individuals go unnoticed. For example, the efforts of offensive linemen who open holes for the running backs to ...

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