The power of A TeamToday being the Super Bowl I thought it appropriate to comment on the unique characteristics of the Teams. There is one team that everyone was talking about leading up to today’s game; the New England Patriots.But there was another team out there today one that not many people gave any real chance of success, only it is the team that won. This morning, reading the NY Times, there was an article on the coach of the NY Giants, Tom Coughlin. It described his journey from a headstrong coach to one that began to relate to his players. To quote the article: “Coughlin, facing his coaching mortality, tried to reshape his image. Players saw him as relentlessly unbending and unnecessarily strict. The public viewed him as perpetually angry and occasionally maniacal.Coughlin created a “leadership council” of players to act as liaisons. He met with reporters individually to spur his self-examination. He took the team bowling last summer, sending a message that he was different. The team might have been going nowhere, but Coughlin was much improved.” Is this an example of a leader transforming himself and in the process transforming his team? I can’t help but wonder.
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