Truth be told, I’m a Green Bay Packers fan. It’s best to start there as you may question that by the title of today’s post.
Sports can be a very public microcosm of real life and there’ve been several wonderful anti-leadership lessons taught by Aaron Rodgers. My boys and I talk of them often and I’m finding that they are learning much of what to do as a leader simply by seeing Aaron do the exact opposite.
Here are a few anti-leadership lessons we’ve had:
- If you’re frustrated, blame everyone else.
- Rather than attack a problem head on be passive aggressive.
- Why practice after you’ve already proven that you’re the greatest?
- There’s no reason to thank any member of the medical team, they should be thanking you for the opportunity to work on you.
- After being given grace the best thing I can do is rip them apart publicly immediately afterwards.
- When I’m benched and have put my team behind the best thing I can do is sit on the bench and laugh.
- If someone questions why we lost the appropriate answer is to blame my teammates.
I’m each of these moments, and so many others, are mini lessons in leadership to be seated into my brain.
Yesterday’s game was ugly, almost as ugly as Rodgers’ leadership style is toxic. Thanks for reminding me why strong and right leadership is always the right answer Aaron!