Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Bill Parcell’s 10 Quarterback Commandments

Apparently Bill Parcell gave Tony Romo these commandments. There's good advice here for all kinds of leadership situations.

Bill Parcell’s 10 Quarterback Commandments:

1) Ignore other opinions- Family, friends, fans- Ignore on matters of football (work); they don’t know what’s happening here

2) Clowns can’t run a huddle- Clowns and leaders don’t mix- Don’t forget to have fun, but don’t be the class clown

3) Fat QB’s can’t avoid the rush- QBs throw more with their legs than their arms- Stay healthy and energized; not lazy and sloppy- Keep strong those things that will take you the distance

4) Know your job cold- Keep your errors to a minimum- Study

5) Know your own players- Who can perform- Who needs encouragement- Be precise- Know your opponent

6) Be the same guy everyday- in condition- preparing to lead- studying your plan- a coach can’t prepare you for every eventuality- prepare yourself- remember that impulse decisions usually equal mistakes

7) Throwing the ball away is a good thing- work smart- protect against mistakes

8 ) Learn to manage the game- personnel, play call, motion, ball handling, proper reads, clock, clock, clock- don’t ever lose track of the clock

9) Get your team in the end zone- passing stats and TD passes are not how you’re going to be judged- your job is to get your team in the end zone

10) Don’t panic- When all around you is in chaos, you must be the hand that stears the ship- If you have a panic button, so well everyone else- Our ship can’t have panic buttons

11) Don’t be a celebrity quarterback; we don’t need any of those- We need battlefield commanders that are willing to fight it out everyday, every week, and every season and lead their team to win, after win, after win

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