Bill Parcells 11 Commandments of Being a Quarterback (or leader in any field)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

To jump on yesterday’s Bill Parcells article, here is Parcell’s commandments on what is takes to be a successful quarterback in the NFL. You can easily take this list and translate to any leadership job.

Quarterback commandments:

1. Ignore other opinions – Press or TV, agents or advisors, family or wives, friends or relatives, fans or hangers on – ignore them on matters of football, they don’t know what’s happening here.

(Translation: Don’t take advice from someone who doesn’t understand the job you’re a part of or doing. That’s like an actor getting advice from their father who was an accountant. You can’t give him advice and he can’t give you advice.)

2. Clowns can’t run a huddle – don’t forget to have fun but don’t be the class clown. Clowns and leaders don’t mix. Clowns can’t run a huddle.

(Translation: Act so people respect you. No one ever looked…

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By matthewtoffolo

Filmmaker and sports fan. CEO of the WILDsound Film and Writing Festival

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