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April 09, 2020

Leadership Secrets from Tom Brady That Every Sales Manager Needs to Embrace

You don’t have to follow the NFL to have heard of Tom Brady. The Patriots’ superstar quarterback is one of the best, if not the best of all time. 

Brady holds almost all Super Bowl records worth having, including the most wins, passing yards, MVP awards, and touchdown passes.

So what’s the secret of his immense success? Did he just win the genetic lottery and become a legend athlete?

Most certainly not. It’s his mindset that pays a huge role in his achievements. 

Here are some of the main drivers of Brady’s success:

1.Staying Cool under Fire

Brady used to be famous for his explosive temper. Of course, this was a huge obstacle that prevented him from focusing on what matters in the game.

This is why he changed his behaviour and learned how to keep his cool. Every leader needs to do the same. By not becoming hot-headed, you can make rational decisions that will bring you closer to your goals.

2.Studying the Competition

Knowing your enemy has a big say in whether you’ll win or lose. If you can anticipate their moves, you have the upper hand and don’t leave much to chance. Brady understands this, which is why he’s diligent when it comes to studying game films.

As a sales leader, you need to do the same and encourage your team to learn what they’re up against. In a hugely competitive industry, this alone can yield incredible results.

3.Taking Responsibility

Despite their success, the Patriots aren’t perfect. Like every team, they make mistakes every once in a while. Brady holds himself accountable for them and isn’t afraid to admit his own mistakes.

So if your team isn’t performing well, take it upon yourself to deal with this. Salespeople need strong leaders, so understanding your responsibilities is hugely important.

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