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Moving the Chains

A football player kneeling on the field with a football.

Leadership is often thought of as big wins and big visions. In the pursuit of these goals, it’s easy to forget that there is significance in the more minor victories along the way. Much like in football, where teams advance 10 yards at a time to achieve a first down and celebrate the win, leaders should embrace the same idea of moving the chains.

Leaders should focus on breaking down the objectives into manageable steps and concentrating on getting from one win to the next versus only fixating on the big win. Leaders can instill confidence and motivation in their teams, ultimately making the journey to success not only sustainable but an enjoyable one as well.

As a leader, this mindset enables teams to experience success more frequently, encourage collaboration, build confidence in themselves, and help maintain motivation.

One of the most significant advantages of adopting the moving-the-chains mentality is that it encourages people to search for greatness in the journey and look beyond the destination. It fosters a positive and supportive environment where individuals and teams have more opportunities to thrive and connect.


A Team Human Conversation

Fight workplace zombies in your organization and join Team Human! Gather a group of fellow workplace zombie hunters to discuss our most recent blog post. Use the questions below to kick start your conversation.

  1. How can the concept of “moving the chains” be applied to our organization for long-term success?

  2. What essential leadership qualities do football coaches exhibit on the field, and how do they translate to effective leadership?

  3. What strategies can we use to ensure that small wins are acknowledged, recognized, and appreciated even in challenging or high-pressure times?


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