Business Lessons of Coaching; If Bill Belichick and Andy Reid Weren't Football Coaches, They Could Be Paragons of the Business World
Gibbons, Timothy J., The Florida Times Union
Byline: TIMOTHY J. GIBBONS, The Times-Union
"The key to success is having good people around you," Robert Kraft said last week.
That's New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, a man who made millions and founded one of the biggest privately owned paper companies in the country. A man who helped build Gillette Stadium, the home of the Patriots. And a man who knows enough to hire people who are good at their jobs, like head coach Bill Belichick, and then step back and let them work.
Both Kraft and Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie have demonstrated good management skills in their coach selection, but today we're going to take a look at the management skills of the coaches themselves.
Belichick and Eagles head coach Andy Reid are both celebrated for their ability to take a group of strong-willed, big-egoed men and turn them into cohesive units aiming for a common goal. They're recognized for being able to work within a firmly capped budget …
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Publication information: Article title: Business Lessons of Coaching; If Bill Belichick and Andy Reid Weren't Football Coaches, They Could Be Paragons of the Business World. Contributors: Gibbons, Timothy J. - Author. Newspaper title: The Florida Times Union. Publication date: February 6, 2005. Page number: Not available. © 2007 The Florida Times-Union. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.
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