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Boundaries for Leaders - Results, Relationships, and Being Ridiculously in Charge by Henry Cloud

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CHAPTER 7

CONTROL AND RESULTS

When Tony Dungy became head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1996, the team had thirteen losing seasons behind them, and people were telling Dungy not to take the job. They said that there was no way to win. Dungy went anyway.

When he arrived, he heard lots of explanations for the team’s dismal record. Some said it was because the stadium was old and the facilities were poor. Others blamed it on low ticket sales, which meant the team couldn’t afford to hire the players that they needed to win. Others said that cold weather kept them from winning, as they never won games when the temperature was less than forty degrees. And then the kicker: Some fans mentioned the so-called Doug Williams Curse. Supposedly, some ...

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