July 31st, 2012 |
Amid the splash of the Olympic Summer Games, football training camps have opened quietly across America.
Whether the training camps are held at high schools, on college campuses or at NFL practice fields, each team is searching for a key piece vital to a championship run.
Leaders – in the workplace and on the football field – determine smarter ways to solve problems, call out under-performers, overcome adversity and help their team finish strong in the fourth quarter. The outcomes that will be decided in December are being shaped right now.
So as you observe your team’s performance during these hot summer days, do so with an eye toward who is holding you back and who can help you win.
Consider this perspective from Lou Holtz, the only college football coach to lead six different programs to bowl games and the only coach to guide four different programs to the final top 20 rankings:
“Motivation is simple,” says Holtz. “You eliminate those who are not motivated.”
To dive even deeper into the topic of accountability, I invite you to purchase a copy of my bestselling book, “Accountability: The Key to Driving a High-Performance Culture.”
Business schools teach case studies. Hollywood blockbusters are inspired by true events.
Exceptional leaders are students of history. Decision-making comes with the territory.