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3 lessons from football

3 lessons from Football about collaboration, leadership, and strategy

Introduction

3 lessons from Football about collaboration, leadership and strategy. Football is a game of strategy, collaboration, and teamwork. It can be played with friends or alone. It’s fun for all ages, from kids to adults. Many positions on the field require different skill sets, but each player needs to know how to perform their role to win the game. The coach is an integral part of the team as well: they help give directions, but it’s up to the players themselves whether or not they listen!

Football is a game of strategy and collaboration.

Football is a team sport. The players on the field work together to achieve goals they cannot accomplish alone. For this to happen, each individual has to know their role within the group and how it relates to the other pieces of the puzzle–they must be able to read plays as they develop and make quick decisions about how best to move forward toward success. This requires leadership from every team member; if everyone does their job correctly, then success will follow faster than if only one or two people were leading instead!

The coach is an integral part of the team, but the players also do their part.

The coach is an integral part of the team, but the players also do their part.

As a leader, you need to know what you want your people to do and how they can execute it. However, your team will not be successful if they don’t understand their role in achieving that goal. In football, this means knowing what play is called and understanding how it works–how certain players should move on each down or which routes are run based on where another player has gone before them.

The best coaches create an environment where everyone feels empowered by sharing ideas or asking questions about strategy; they want every player on board with whatever plan has been put into place, so everyone knows what’s expected of them when things go south (or even better: when things go right).

No matter how good you are, you must know when to ask for help.

The most important lesson is that no matter how good you are, you must know when to ask for help. Asking for help doesn’t make you weak or a failure–it makes you intelligent and productive.

When it comes down to it, we’re all human beings who sometimes get stuck on things that are out of our league and don’t always have all the answers at our fingertips. Sometimes people will be able to give us advice or teach us something new that helps us move forward with our projects; other times, they won’t be able to do anything at all but maybe listen while we vent about whatever problem we’re facing at work (which can still be helpful). Either way, asking questions shows maturity and openness toward learning new things–two qualities any employer wants in their employees!

Takeaway:

What are the takeaways from 3 lessons from Football about collaboration, leadership and strategy?

Football, like business, is a game of strategy. There are many different roles on the field, and each player has their possibilities. But, just like in business, team members must work together to achieve success. Football teaches us never to give up and keep fighting until victory is ours!

Bottom Line

Football is a great game; it can teach a lot about life. But, no matter where you are on the field, you have an essential role. You don’t have to be the quarterback or running back; make sure that when it comes time for your team’s big play, you’re ready with some good advice!

Who am I?

I am Dotun Adeoye, a Business Growth Strategist & Author

I’ve built up my experience via serial entrepreneurship, consulting leadership roles in business growth, business development and product innovation in large companies worldwide in the last 30 years.

Today, I consult with large businesses on how to sustainably grow their businesses, sustain infinite growth, and ensure business continuity irrespective of the business climate.

Hire Dotun Adeoye to Speak Virtually or In – Person at your company’s event to cover this or other topics. You can also get in touch via +44 203 097 1718 or dotun at dotunadeoye.com

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