Tag Archives: NFL

Cultivating nonprofit fans, revisited

23 Jan

Now that my beloved New England Patriots have made it to the 2012 Superbowl, I’m featuring an archived post on how nonprofits can learn from football fans– really– about building connections with their communities.

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Leadership lessons from football – part 2 of 2

24 Jan

Part 1 of “Leadership lessons from football” presented five nonprofit leadership lessons from the New England Patriots’ ascent to near dynasty status. In Part 2, I offer five additional leadership principles from the football field.These lessons play out on the nonprofit field as well.

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Leadership lessons from football – part 1 of 2

23 Jan

I’m an unapologetic football fan! After a successful decade approaching sports dynasty status, the New England Patriots are now back in the middle of the pack. The dynasty is a “could have been.” In the time saved by divesting my energy from the Pats-free playoffs, I’ve distilled key leadership lessons from the journey to the top of the NFL, and now the journey down.

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