Tag Archives: Preparation

Friday Night’s Football Leadership Lessons

Like many of you, I have been doing a lot of reading on football the last two weeks.  The following are some of the interesting leadership lessons I have gleaned that I want to share with you.  Thanks to the USA Today for the quotes. 1. From the Boise St. Broncos we learn…Continuity – Athletic Director […]

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Back To School Advice

Today one of the next generation’s great leaders, Anna Dodd, started middle school.  In an effort to provide additional direction and intentionality to her life, the following is the advice I gave her as she began this next journey towards adulthood.  Learning Is A Privilege – Most children in the world do not have the access to the quality […]

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My Morning At The Atlanta Falcons Training Camp

This past weekend my family traveled to Flowery Branch, GA to witness the morning workout of the Atlanta Falcons.  My wife put up a valiant effort to stay engaged but my daughter did not even try to fight her boredom.  From a leadership perspective however, there were several takeaways for me. Those In The Stands Pay.  […]

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6 Ways To Be The “Starr” Of Your Organization

I am currently reading ESPN‘s Sal Paolantonio’s book How Football Explains America.  If you’re looking for a book that gives context to the history and formation of the modern NFL, it is a quality resource.  One of the book’s most interesting sections is the recap of the career of Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr.  Here […]

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Leadership Lessons From Baseball’s 1st Half

Tonight is the Major League All-Star Game.  As we enjoy the mid-summer classic, I think it’s a great time to reflect on the first half of the baseball season.  As has been noted by many, this the Year Of The Pitcher. The most recent edition of The Sporting News in an article by Stan McNeal provided 5 reasons for this […]

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Leadership Lessons From Monday Morning Quarterback Part 2

Yesterday I posted the first six leadership lessons from the final chapter of Peter King’s great book Monday Morning Quarterback.  As promised, the following is Part 2 which contains six additional leadership lessons I gleaned from that chapter. There are Perks to Leadership and There is a Price to Leadership – “I’m 26 years old, I just […]

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Best Practices Of Leadership From Top NFL Leaders Part 1

This past Father’s Day, I received as a gift Sports Illustrated Peter King’s book Monday Morning Quarterback.  Like many NFL fans, Peter is my favorite football writer and his weekly online column by the same name is my must read of each week. It had a few too many personal chapters for my taste though they are extraordinarily written.  My two favorite chapters […]

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