What Can Football Teach Us About Business Strategy


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a look at how the core strategy for winning football games can inform business strategy

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What Can Football Teach Us About Business Strategy

  1. 1. what can <br />FOOTBALL<br />teach us about business strategy? <br />
  2. 2. every<br />COMPANY in every INDUSTRY<br />wants to WIN the game against their <br />COMPETITON <br />
  3. 3. we already love this game :: <br />what can we learn from it?<br />
  4. 4. the game of <br /> FOOTBALL<br /> has a lot to offer business ::<br />formula for success<br /> STRUCTURE<br />roles & relationships<br />
  5. 5. and actually, FOOTBALL is more like <br />the WORKPLACE than we might think<br />both have meeting rooms<br />
  6. 6. both celebrate <br />
  7. 7. both have an organizational structure<br />
  8. 8. both have changed over the years<br />
  9. 9. so how can Sunday <br />afternoon<br />inform Monday <br />morning?<br />let’s look at the core strategy for winning games <br />
  10. 10. football does it by<br />drafting the right PEOPLE for the right ROLES<br />based on POTENTIAL<br />maybe more than experience<br />to ACHIEVE the long term objectives of the team<br />
  11. 11. followed by training<br />forGROWTH in existing<br />areas of STRENGTH<br />always with a focus on <br />the best OPPORTUNITY<br />for team success and achievement of desired OUTCOMES<br />
  12. 12. taking time to <br />plan<br />prepare<br />review<br />STRATEGY<br />for MUTUAL <br />understanding and <br />FOCUS<br />
  13. 13. so when out in the world<br />doing the job <br />every day<br />
  14. 14. the OFFENSIVE team will take charge of <br />scoring<br />making sales <br />and<br />moving <br />the <br />organization <br />FORWARD <br />
  15. 15. and the <br />DEFENSIVE<br />team<br />will <br />push back <br />strong <br />competitive <br />forces <br />as the PROTECTOR<br />of organizational achievement <br />
  16. 16. but wait, there is more…<br />for all high achieving teams<br />winning is also about BALANCE<br />
  17. 17. and winning is about INTER-DEPENDENCE <br />so when it’s <br />our turn to sit <br />on the sidelines <br />we can have <br />CONFIDENCE<br />our team mates<br />will fulfill their role to the maximum POTENTIAL<br />
  18. 18. and finally, to truly adopt a football philosophy that will enhance our <br />business strategy we must commit to<br />LEARN<br />from those <br />who’ve been <br />playing <br />the game <br />longer<br />
  19. 19. and BELIEVE<br />that on any given game daywe can walk away, having contributed<br />to something<br />great<br />something that will<br />inspire us<br />to strive higher<br />the next time we <br />play the game<br />
  20. 20. presented by <br />Elissa Shuck<br />President & CEO<br />www.es-strategic.com :: info@es-strategic.com<br />©2009 ES-STATEGIC, LLC<br />