More On Your Tune Up

A Visit With Vince Lombardi

The Green Bay Packers. You’ve probably heard this before, but you can apply it today in your business or personal life. . The Packer franchise had been losing for ten years. There was no hope in site and morale was sagging. Vince Lombardi is hired as the new coach. He is charged with the challenge of turning this franchise around. He began leading practices, inspiring, training, motivating. At one point in practice, he got so frustrated that he blew the whistle. The Packers needed a tune-up.
“Everybody stop and gather around,” he said. He knelt down, picked up the pigskin, and said, “Let’s start at the beginning. This is a football. These are the yard markers. I’m the coach. You are the players.” He went on, in the most elementary of ways, to explain the basics of football. The Green Bay Packers went on to win the first two Super Bowls and have been a model NFL franchise since.

When getting ready for your own tune up, ask these questions (there are no wrong answers):

1. What business are you REALLY in?
2. What are your products?
3. What are the daily tasks? actual and desired.
4. What skill sets are needed to ber successful?
5. Are all of the people in the RIGHT places to accomplish your goals?

If you study Lombardi, his philosophy in football AND business was to put the right people in their position and for them to execute flawlessly their duties. Is everyone in the right position with the proper instruction to effectively do the job needed to win?

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