7 Ways Your Football Knowledge Can Increase Your Business Success: Part 3

7 Ways Your Football Knowledge Can Increase Your Business Success: Part 3

Part 3 of 7 of this Blog Series by Warren Sager. Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, and Part 7.

After moving to Louisiana, the heart of football country, I became a fan of college football – specifically LSU, where my son attended.  Being a student of business, I was amazed at how similar football is to business and now I frequently use football references to coach businesses. Here are 7 ways your football knowledge can increase your business success.

#3 Blackboard

In football, blackboard x’s and o’s are a visual way to communicate who needs to do what and where they need to do it. People are visual and we learn faster when we see something instead of only hearing it.

In business, we create strategic plans that outline what the play should be and what people need to do; but it often falls flat because we’re not making it visual to help the team understand.

  • How are you showing your team the plan?
  • Are you expecting your team to be clear without pictures?

I help companies create a picture so they can visualize their company’s actions and performance in a very clear and simple way.  One of the best strategic pictures is called KFFM (Key Function Flow Map), which shows how each company function leads to profit and how each of those functions is doing right now. 

Another example of a strategic picture is the “market map” which shows the company, competitors, vendors, and associations in a way that visually helps connect and understand opportunities in the market. 

Use pictures to create digestible information & improve execution of great strategy.

Ready to lead your team to the championship? Contact Assured Strategy today to learn more and take advantage of a Free Coaching Session.

Warren Sager

Assured Strategy is a Business Strategy Coaching Firm that focuses on Strategic Coaching, Executive Coaching, Performance Coaching, and Leadership Training throughout North America with the experience to help small to mid-size companies succeed and grow. Assured Strategy’s coaches educate and mentor CEOs and executive teams in people, strategy, execution, cash, leadership and team building, and the company has represented more than 250 businesses. Assured Strategy offers business strategy coaching, workshops, webinars, leadership groups, employee assessments, and business process improvement services to empower its clients to think strategically and effectively execute their business objectives. For more information, browse our website or call (702) 421-3212.

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