Leadership Lessons I Learned as a Quarterback

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People often ask me what the most valuable lesson I learned during my seven seasons as an NFL quarterback. I’m always hesitant to answer because it’s extremely difficult, impossible in fact, to distill my seven years in the NFL, and the years leading up to it, into one single lesson about leadership. There are too […]

The One Trait All Great Leaders Share

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My friend and colleague Shaun Spearmon at Kotter International shares what we all know inherently about great leaders (and coaches), is that they can draw out our potential, stretch us, and take us farther than we can take ourselves. Read on… Have you ever worked for a boss who made you work harder than other […]


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My colleague and friend, Russell Raath at Kotter International, shares some interesting insights about Steve Jobs during his 1997 return to Apple. Earlier today JP Nicols (a friend and colleague) posted a tweet that caught my eye – it was a post honoring Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, on the 3rd anniversary of his passing and […]

When Executives Blink

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My colleague Gregg LeStage, Executive Vice President for Kotter International, where he is responsible for global business development makes a great point about the little things that leaders can do to allow for big change to stay on track. Enjoy the Read.  ~Tom.   Picture this: You’re an executive responsible for setting your company’s strategic direction. […]

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