Teamwork | Tom Brady’s 1 Request


Brady never asked for control of the offense. He knew that Arians, offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich, quarterbacks coach Clyde Christensen and special assistant Tom Moore would collaborate with him on game plans. He didn’t ask for any specific players to join him. He didn’t even ask to wear No. 12, which for the moment belongs to Godwin.

In fact, there was only one request Brady had after he had signed: He wanted the phone numbers of all his new Bucs teammates.

The Daily Coach | Developing & Retaining Talent


“Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to.”

— Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder

When you own a restaurant, business typically booms May through September. Then, from October until around Christmas, things slow down a bit. When the dead winter hits, though, the restaurant is often non-profitable. It becomes a major challenge to find quality workers who are patient enough to stick around until business picks up again.

A successful restaurateur knew her head chef was a big Kansas City Chiefs fan. So, when the team made it to the Super Bowl, she purchased high-priced tickets to the game along with airfare for him to show just how much she valued his loyalty. She didn’t care about the cost — she just wanted him to recognize that she truly valued his commitment to her business.

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