What lessons for all organizations does the Eagles’ success demonstrate? Jim Collins in his iconic leadership book “Good to Great” was right when he wrote, “[Get] the right people on the bus (and the wrong people off the bus).” Hire the right people. You won’t regret the money you spend to do so. Paraphrasing Collins, the right people will take your organization someplace great.
“Be someone that people want to follow,” and lead in a way that “makes everyone on your team feel like they matter.” The leadership philosophy and principles practiced by Coach Ted Lasso are universal. They transcend professions. Follow them and you will be successful leading your organization.
The first two principles of effective leadership: Be someone people want to follow. Lead in a way that makes everyone on your team feel like they matter. As we enter 2023, we should all be guided by what I identify as “first principles” of leadership. Unfortunately, many leaders in business, nonprofits and politics miss the mark.
Advice to all college students: If you can obtain entrepreneurship training, do so. It will differentiate you from your peers and make you more attractive to future employers. Advice to employers: Hire people with an entrepreneurial attitude and mindset. They get things done.
By not operating beyond your job description, you deprive yourself the opportunity to gain experience and demonstrate that you are worthy of a promotion into a position of increased responsibility. Don’t stifle your career. Want to impress your boss? Go beyond what is expected of you.
The level of trust between Sirianni and Jalen reminds me of the trust between Eagles head coach Doug Pederson and quarterback Nick Foles when, during the 2018 Super Bowl, Foles ran the “Philly Special,” a play forever burned into the minds of Philadelphia sports fans.
Participating effectively in meetings is your opportunity to demonstrate your ability to collaborate with people above and below you in an organization which will help you advance in your career. Take this opportunity.
Individuals who consider joining the “Great Resignation” must first ask themselves this question: “Should I work somewhere else, start my own business or retire?”
As a business leader, your holy grail should be to differentiate your business so that customers and clients will want to buy from you rather than your competitors. Quoting Warren Buffett, “You will have a hard time finding a person who has had a wonderful experience who isn’t going to come back.
How can you thrive in a political environment? Meet your commitments to others. Build trust with your peers. Develop alliances. Keep your adversaries close. Build political capital. Most importantly, do your job and achieve results, and let those results speak for themselves.
Many leaders don’t realize they can learn not only from direct reports, but from anyone in their organization, even hourly workers on the factory floor. They have a different perspective. They are not jaded by past failures or stuck in old paradigms. They don’t know that things can’t be done.
As the new superintendent of the Philadelphia School District, Tony Watlington faces many issues that need to be addressed. In addition to the adequacy of teacher pay and the difficulty in hiring teachers to fill classroom vacancies, I would hope that the transition teams he appointed will focus on four areas.