He led the Packers to five league championships during his nine years as coach from to At 15, he wanted to become a Catholic priest, but later decided against it. He was an outstanding football and baseball player at St. Cecilia High School as assistant coach.
I once attended a meeting where it seemed that everyone was focused on the people or relationships in a business and believed that doing so would bring success. Great leaders focus on achieving BOTH task excellence and relationship excellence.
This dual focus produces sustainable superior performance. Managers who are solely task focused eventually burn people out. However, managers who focus on task and relationship excellence inspire their teams to work together to reach their goal. When the team does reach the goal, the resulting sense of pride inspires, engages and energizes the team to keep performing at the top of their game.
Vince Lombardi had a passion for relationship excellence too. He loved his players. He told them they must love one another and said love made the difference on their team.
In addition, he abhorred cheating and taking cheap shots at an opposing player. He viewed it as unethical and illegitimate behavior that was inconsistent with being a winner.
Winning the right way, with character and virtue rather than vice, was what Lombardi believed and taught. Without both, your team will fail to achieve sustainable superior performance.The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely questions about careers and leadership.
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