Are you ready for the football game of the year? Excited to watch the Super Bowl commercials, as much as I am? Well, I’ll be watching for the leadership lessons in those Super Bowl Commercials. Yes, we can all learn something on leadership by watching those famous Super Bowl commercials.
Super Bowl Commercials are Memorable
What managers, leaders or CEO’s do you have great embedded memories of? Look back on your life and think about the people who have impacted your life the most: a caring mentor, who offered you great advise, or the motivating co-worker, who trained you well or the CEO, who created an organization others loved to be a part of. Think about the qualities you remember from those people; they reached you personally on an intimate level. The commercials you will remember, long after the game is finished, are the ones that will touch you emotionally.
Super Bowl Commercials Inspire Us
Inspiring moments are memorable. What one person considers inspiring, another doesn’t. Great leadership will inspire and motivate their people or teams at different times and with varying approaches. Different Super Bowl commercials inspires each person differently but it also gives us something to discuss and debate. Notice how others interpret and rate what they see and their opinions of what makes an inspiring Super Bowl™ commercial.
Super Bowl Commercials Create Fans
Great leader make it a point to master the art of leadership. Along the way, they create fans everywhere; raving fans. Followers or fans like being a part of something that is bigger than themselves. It also gives us something to talk about; from the recent motivating city hall address the CEO made to the funny or heart wrenching commercials. Fans are loyal and dedicated.
There are a number of similarities between leadership and the Super Bowl commercials. This year, during the commercials, be aware of which commercials your respond to and notice why. Take note of how others in the room react to the commercials and the next day at the office, which ones are people talking about? What lessons from the Super Bowl commercials can be applied to your leadership style?
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