Leadership often imitates Football

Someone recently reminded me of this old saying that in the right context can be very true

“Leadership can be like coaching football; some people will periodically require a pat on the back, others you’ll need to grab by the face mask. The true test of a leader is in knowing when, how and with whom to do which.”

Credit: Al Bello/Getty Images
Credit: Al Bello/Getty Images
FSU coach Jimbo Fisher, grabs the face mask of quarterback Jameis Winston, behind receiver Rashad Greene, and the two exchange words about clock management in the fourth quarter. WILL VRAGOVIC | Times
FSU coach Jimbo Fisher, grabs the face mask of quarterback Jameis Winston, behind receiver Rashad Greene, and the two exchange words about clock management in the fourth quarter. WILL VRAGOVIC | Times