7 Leadership Lessons from Quarterback

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One of Netflix’s top streaming shows, Quarterback, is a reminder the gridiron offers valuable lessons for leaders. If you haven’t watched it, the show documents the lives on-and-off-the-field of three NFL quarterbacks: Patrick Mahomes, Kirk Cousins, and Marcus Mariota. The players give unprecedented access to their training, families, struggles, and successes.

On any given week, there are only 32 starting NFL quarterbacks on the planet, and yet the business of leading a football team offers universal insight into leadership and the reality of what it takes to perform at a high level week after week after week.

Click here to read my Inc. article and learn the seven lessons leaders can take away from the sport and bring back to the office.

  1. Make sure everyone knows the plays
  2. Recover quickly from losses
  3. Celebrate successes (and bonus points for creating a viral dance!)
  4. Take care of your body and mind
  5. What happens at home impacts work
  6. Stay connected to your why
  7. Your leader impacts your brand’s value