Conquering Giants: Thriving Leadership – Part 1
January 27, 2009 2 Comments
“Super Thrive Week” Series
Sports movies are one of the best sources of inspiration, especially when it comes to conquering challenges and overcoming seemingly impossible odds. One of the best motivational scenes of any movie that I can recall was in the movie, Facing the Giants.
My favorite thing about this movie is how the coach realized that although his team wasn’t the most talented, he convinced team to look beyond their talent to see something that no one could take away from them – heart. He helped his players see beyond their perceived limitations and reach goals they would not have thought possible for themselves.
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In life, thriving leaders are really like sports coaches. The best coaches are keenly aware of their team’s overall strengths, weaknesses, and potential. They are in tune with each player’s skill set, temperament, and how they can best contribute to the overall success of the team. These coaches are ambitious and confident not in their own ability to play the game, but in their ability to position their players to maximize their collective talent to win the game.
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Paul Wilson, Jr.
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