The “X Factor” features coaches who give people and groups chances to advance their singing careers. Football coaches Tom Coughlin (New York Giants) and Bill Belichick (New England Patriots) build winning teams that have the cohesive “We Factor.” The Three-Dimensional Leader: http://bit.ly/3DLeaderBk profiles these coaches and categorizes leaders by how well they succeed at leading groups to achieve their missions.
Organizations often fail to realize their potential because of leadership focus:
One-dimensional leadership is all about “me.”
Two-dimensional leadership needlessly sets up “us vs. them” dynamics.
Three-dimensional leadership is all about “we.”
Coaches Coughlin and Belichick resist being enamored with their superstars in favor of coordinating those strengths into the team system. This consistently accomplishes far more than any loose association of talented individuals with little or no team focus ever can.
Rising Above “Us vs. Them”
Both coaches realize that catering only to one player’s strengths ends up weakening the team system of combined abilities required for victory.
The Synergy of “We”
Great leaders must adapt their style to obtain synergy from team members. Giants Coach Coughlin made appropriate adjustments between his 2006 - 2007 seasons to overcome his previous inflexibility. He grew to consider what was going on within a player’s head and heart that might contribute to underperformance. This coalesced the team dynamics that won Super Bowl XLII.
Hall of Famers?
Bill Belichick and Tom Coughlin maintain high standards, energize players to do their jobs “we, the team’s way,” and they work game plans fluidly to negotiate the context. This 3-D focus has made them winners, with Coughlin 19th on the all-time victory list with 142 victories, and Belichick tied with Mike Shanahan at 175 wins. Thus, we’ll see both in the Super Bowl.