On Sunday evening, the Giants and Patriots treated more than 110 million fans to a classic Super Bowl game, long on intensity and down-to-the-last second drama. Innumerable sports writers and football experts have analyzed the many key moments in the game. I wanted to share today four lessons that stem from the weeks, months, and years leading up to the game – focusing principally on Giants Head Coach, Tom Coughlin, and quarterback, Eli Manning.
Coaching and Leadership Lessons
- Maintain your principles, adapt your tactics – Throughout his long college and NFL coaching career, Tom Coughlin has been known as an “old school” disciplinarian. When his teams have won, this has been seen as a virtue; when losing, a vice. Early in his tenure with the Giants, Coughlin’s approach was feared to be too intense and inflexible to reach today’s players. He re-thought his approach during that off-season and started the next year more flexible, while still retaining his trademark intensity and focus. A few years later, Continue reading