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A Lesson for Business from Football

Posted by Frank Steinberg | Feb 09, 2012 | 0 Comments

A Supermodel, or a Kicker?  That's the question raised by Michael Lentz of Wagonheim Law.  He could have titled it “Casting Blame or Taking Responsibility?”  (I recognize that his title is way better, by the way.)

Here's your choice: Gisele Bundschen blaming hubby Tom Brady's receivers for New England's Super Bowl loss, or Billy Cundiff of the Ravens taking personal responsibility for missing a short field goal that would have sent the AFC championship game into overtime.  It's obviously no choice at all, yet how many of us react like the supermodel when something goes wrong at work? 

As Michael aptly notes, “the ‘blame-somebody-else' culture is terribly destructive for a business” as well as a football team.  That's an important lesson whether you run a business or work for one.

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Frank Steinberg

Frank is the founder and principal of Steinberg Law, LLC. A Jersey boy born and bred, he focuses on employment litigation and counseling, business litigation,  and aviation law. Following law school and a clerkship in the federal district court Frank spent his early career with large litigation ...


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