Leadership from Tom Moore


I’ve often felt that the military (with all its faults firmly acknowledged) and high level sports (same) have benefited from excellent leadership…much more so than is generally found in the business world.

The quote below from ProFootballTalk.com is excellent evidence of my theory. American football coach, Tom Moore, could have been talking about a procurement department, consultancy, or technology services company.

“Football is a game of people,” Tom Moore said. “There are lots of systems. One of the things you want to make sure you do, and it’s what we are doing, you don’t come in with preconceived ideas. You don’t say, ‘I’m Tom Moore and this is what we’re going to do.’ It doesn’t work that way.”

There are not many in the business world intelligent/wise enough to adapt to the strengths of their people…those that do have a marked advantage over the competition.

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3 Responses to “Leadership from Tom Moore”

  1. http://bing.com Says:

    Precisely how long did it take you to publish
    “Leadership from Tom Moore It’s more fun than a TPS report”? It carries a bunch of decent information and facts. Thank you -Elias

  2. David Rajakovich Says:

    Thanks for your comment, Elias! Please check back often and let me know what you want to hear more about. It does take longer than most people think…but researching interesting stuff does not feel like work!

  3. The week in review | It's more fun than a TPS report... Says:

    […] points are based on the excellent ‘Eleven Principles of Leadership’ from the US Navy. Check out the Command Performance Leadership blog for the 11 points and commentary. Patience is a virtue, […]

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