How to “Be a Leader in Every Way” and other Winning Advice from NFL Coaches
One of the things that I admired most of all was that he wasn’t afraid to change the purpose. He had us tuned into that purpose; what it was and how we could achieve it as a team. Because of this skill, not only was he gifted at coaching the players, he was exceptional at coaching other coaches.
Schottenheimer gave many head coaches their first coaching jobs. All of these coaches have coached under Schottenheimer:
- Bill Cowher, Pittsburgh Steelers
- Gunther Cunningham, Kansas City Chiefs
- Tony Dungy, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts
- Lindy Infante, Green Bay Packers
- Mike McCarthy, Green Bay Packers
- Herman Edwards, New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs
- Cam Cameron, Miami Dolphins
- Wade Phillips, Denver Broncos, Buffalo Bills, and Dallas Cowboys
- Tony Sparano, Miami Dolphins
How can you be a positive influence?
- Practice what you preach. Have a passion for what you do and require that same passion from your employees.
- Passion is a motivator. It results in a more intense focus on your main objectives.
- As you develop your employees, adhere to high standards of professionalism and they could become the future leaders.
If you want more inspiration, Anthony Griggs is presenting at the 2014 BIA Annual Conference, March 30–April 2, in Dallas, TX. Find out more about his session “Leading like an NFL Coach,” where he’ll explore more case studies in impactful leadership and share how business professionals are currently applying them.
How have leaders inspired you in your career? Feel free to post a comment and share your experience.