The speaker recently at the Hood Hargett Breakfast Club was Mark Schlereth, ESPN NFL analyst and 12-year veteran of the NFL. He said the average career of an NFL player is 3.4 years. 80% of marriages in the NFL end in divorce because the players don’t have a good ‘Plan B’….when they finish playing. They don’t plan, set goals after they are done playing.
He spoke on leadership. Points of his message:
TRUE LEADERSHIP – when you care more about the people you lead than yourself. Great leaders know who they are. In his opinion the best example of this…….Joe Gibbs former Redskin coach and NASCAR owner. He played for Joe Gibbs. Also:
- Develop the culture of your company so you know where you are going and the goals you are trying to reach.
- Demonstrate care and concern for the people who work for you.
- Empower your employees. Your obligation is to enrich the lives of others you lead.
- Don’t point the finger, take the blame.
- Great leaders cultivate ‘trust’ and it’s difficult to earn……and you can lose it in a split second.
There is no ‘right way’ to do something wrong.
Let’s keep drinking from this cup.