Whether you are a church, business, non-profit or athletic organization, everyone wants to select great leaders. The sustainability of your future depends on it. Selecting great leaders is vital to your success.
The NFL Draft mesmerizes me. The decision-making process teams go through during the selection process fascinates me. Few events give you insight into how leaders think more than the NFL Draft.
By utilizing the talents of Louis Riddick, Jon Gruden and Mel Kiper, ESPN’s coverage was superlative. The following are comments from each and their insights provide for us 10 Tips On Picking A Great Leader For Your Church Or Business we learn from the draft’s first 10 selections:
- When Picking A Leader Look For Someone Who Makes Good Decisions – “His (Jameis Winston) decision making has been spotty to say the least.” – Riddick. “My concern with Winston is too many bad decisions.” – Gruden
- When Picking A Leader Look For Someone Who Gives You An Identity – “All teams picking high in the draft have a common theme. They don’t have quarterbacks. – Riddick. “Tonight will be the greatest night in Titans’ history since they drafted Steve McNair.” – Gruden. “They (Tennessee Titans) need some identity. They need a quarterback.” – Kippur
- When Picking A Leader Look For Someone Who Has Versatility – “He (Dante Fowler) is comfortable on a weekly basis (playing different positions).”
- When Picking A Leader Look For Someone Who Makes Others Better – “Amari Cooper is an obvious pick…For him (Raiders quarterback David Carr) to step it up he needs a star receiver.” – Kiper
- When Picking A Leader Look For Someone Who Has High Character – “Brandon Scherff has been well-trained by (Iowa head coach) Kirk Ferentz.” – Gruden “His character is A+.” – Riddick
- When Picking A Leader Look For Someone Who Solves Problems – “They (Jets) need to be able to attach the quarterback…I don’t know how much he (Leonard Williams) brings to that” – Riddick
- When Picking A Leader Look For Someone Who Is Reliable – ‘The value here (the 7th pick) is with the best player on the board and that’s Kevin White.” – Kiper. “He’s consistent.” – Gruden.
- When Picking A Leader Look For Someone Who Produces Results – “25 sacks, 44.5 tackles for loss the last two years. Six forced fumbles the last two years (for Vic Beasley).” – Kiper. “If it’s 3rd down there’s no one I would rather have in this draft than this kid.” – Riddick
- When Picking A Leader Look For Someone Who Has Experience – “He (Ereck Flowers) is still raw. I don’t know what position he will settle into.” – Kiper.
- When Picking A Leader Look For Someone Who Is Someone Worth Waiting For – “Who’s blocking for him (Todd Gurley)?” – Riddick. “When (Rams head coach) Jeff Fisher has been at his best he’s had a good defense and he’s run the football.” – Gruden. “Jeff Fisher’s willing to wait as long as he has to wait for Gurley to be healthy from that ACL.” – Chris Mortenson
Good Decision Making, Identity, Versatility, Makes Others Better, High Character, Solving Problems, Reliability, Produces Results, Experienced and Is Worth Waiting For. This is the type of leader you should select.
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