How Real Leaders Respond to Mistakes, Courtesy NFL Coach Pete Carroll

How do you respond when someone makes a mistake?

That’s the subject of my Inc.com column from this morning, entitled A Lesson in Leadership: 2 Football Coaches, 2 Player Mistakes and 2 Very Different Reactions. It details last night’s football game between the Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks. (You can read the original by clicking the link above; continue reading for the sum-up.)

The game made history, but not for any reason players and coaches want: It was the lowest scoring overtime game in the NFL, ever. (The game ended in a 6-6 tie.)

But this exercise in futility ended in dramatic fashion. Here are the details (per this morning’s column):

First, with 3:26 left in overtime, Arizona kicker Chandler Catanzaro missed a 24-yarder. (He had already made two field goals over 40 yards, including a 45-yarder just a few minutes earlier.)

Read the rest of the article on Linkedin by Justin Bariso here.

Justin Bariso
Justin Bariso is an author and the founder of INSIGHT, a consultancy that helps organizations think differently and communicate with impact. In 2015, LinkedIn named him one of their top three management writers of the year. His first book, scheduled for release late 2016, serves as a practical guide to developing emotional intelligence and making it work for you.
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