Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Taking control of events

There are a lot of lessons that can be gleamed from Sunday's Super Bowl finish. First let me set the stage.

Your team is leading, time is winding down in the game. The opponent is getting very close to scoring the winning points with no time on the clock. The probability of scoring is high thou not absolute. The coach of the Patriots chose to allow the Giants to score uncontested, thus giving his team the chance to come back and win themselves.

1)    I give the coach all the credit in the world for making a decision. He chose to take control rather than let events unfold. To often we use hope as a strategy and tend to be reactive. His proactive response thou not successful in this instance is the template for the decision making process going forward.

2)    Yield and conquer is hallmark of Lao Tzu's classic "Tao Te Ching"

3)    Goals require risk.