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Saturday, October 10, 2009

HOW LOMBARDI SOLD HIMSELF TO HIS PLAYERS

In general, Vince Lombardi sold himself to the players in six key ways:

1. He was honest and sincere.

2. He was enthusiastic and passionate.

3. He gave credit where credit was due and took responsibility for failures. And Coach Lombardi regularly took time to speak to his players to make certain they realized how much he knew what they were doing was helping the team.

4, He stood up for the members of his team. “The leader must be honest with himself, and must identify with and back up the group even at the risk of displeasing his superiors.”

5. He maintained informal contact with his team.

6. He set a good example. “He never missed a practice, Never!”


From "Run To Win" by Donald T. Phillips