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9 Reasons For Sustained Excellence: A Study Of The New England Patriots

The New England Patriots are the NFL’s team of the decade.  Having already been to four Super Bowls (winning three) this decade, the Patriots are positioned to make their fifth trip to the championship game later this month. Are there secrets to the Patriots’ sustained success?  If so, what are the elements and can churches and […]

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5 Leadership Lessons From Christian Ponder

The Florida State Seminoles QB Christian Ponder is the 2nd ranked player at his position in this year’s NFL Draft class.  Ponder, a 5th year Senior, is a unique individual. In the August 23rd edition of the USA Today, Ponder’s leadership skills were analyzed.  There are several things that leaders can learn from this Heisman candidate. […]

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How To Build A Champion Part 1

The New England Patriots were the NFL’s team of the decade.  In Christopher Price’s book The Blueprint he uncovers the architectural design of the team that has become the standard for how to construct a NFL franchise.  Regardless of your profession, these principles are transferable to building your organization.  Some of Price’s many findings from the 2000 and 2001 […]

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Leadership Lessons From Monday Morning Quarterback Part 2

Yesterday I posted the first six leadership lessons from the final chapter of Peter King’s great book Monday Morning Quarterback.  As promised, the following is Part 2 which contains six additional leadership lessons I gleaned from that chapter. There are Perks to Leadership and There is a Price to Leadership – “I’m 26 years old, I just […]

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Best Practices Of Leadership From Top NFL Leaders Part 1

This past Father’s Day, I received as a gift Sports Illustrated Peter King’s book Monday Morning Quarterback.  Like many NFL fans, Peter is my favorite football writer and his weekly online column by the same name is my must read of each week. It had a few too many personal chapters for my taste though they are extraordinarily written.  My two favorite chapters […]

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10 Positive Mid-Year Thoughts

Everywhere you look or listen, there is plenty of bad news to go around.  However, with this being the final weekend of the first half of 2010, I thought it would be a good idea to look back on some of the positive things I’ve noticed or experienced so far this year.  Father’s Day – My wife and […]

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Most Popular Posts of May 2010

I want to thank everyone who took the time to read the posts I have been submitting the last month.  New strategies have been implemented  and we have had good response.  Once again, thank you and feel free to join in on the leadership conversations. The following were my 5 most read posts during the month of May.  In […]

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How Bad Teams Become Great – Part 2

In part 1 of this series, we looked at three NFL (www.nfl.com) teams who had an exceptional season sandwiched between two disappointing ones.  The objective of these posts is to identify the success links that these teams had in common needed to produce that great season and are necessary for our organizations to have a much-needed performance spike. Six links […]

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How Bad Teams Become Great – Part 1

In November 2009 I wrote two posts on Why Good Teams Go Bad (http://briandoddonleadership.wordpress.com/2009/11/05/why-good-teams-go-bad-part-1/) which was a study of NFL (www.nfl.com) teams that were 13-3 or better one year and experienced a losing record the next. What was interesting was that three of those teams had losing records prior to the one great year.  In other words – a bad season, then a great […]

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Adding Leaders: Insights from the 2010 Kansas City Chiefs Draft

On Monday, April 26th in Peter King’s great column Monday Morning QB (http://rss.cnn.com/rss/si_peter_king.rss) he noted that five of the seven Kansas City Chief 2010 draft picks were captains of the college teams. They were: Eric Berry of the Tennessee Volunteers who was also the best defensive player in the draft not named Suh. Dexter McCluster […]

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