Peyton Manning: 7 Winning Leadership Ideas In The NFL

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When Peyton Manning was first drafted by the Colts 1998, no one knew what he would become. Would he struggle in the NFL or become one of the best quarterbacks to play the game? We now know he would go on to raise the bar of being one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. Peyton Manning did not rise to the pinnacle of the game by himself, he utilized effective leadership to rally his team to many victories, including two super bowls. By demonstrating certain characteristics, he gained the trust and respect of his teammates along with others apart of the league.

If you ask many people both inside the NFL and out, everyone will state Peyton Manning is a wonderful leader. They express the qualities and skills he portrays
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According to the article, “7 Winning Leadership Ideas from Manning’s Playbook,” Manning himself describes this as, “Willingness to stop and look at things no one else has bothered to look at.” Not only does he display this characteristic in everyday occurrences, he also displays it on the field. Jim Moore explained how he would radio a play through Manning’s helmet: he would have 30 seconds on the play clock to process the information (How Peyton Manning is Different). Within those 30 seconds, Manning would have to have awareness of his teammates, the opponents defense, and potentially have a back up play if the one given was not appropriate for the action on the field. In the article, “How Peyton Manning is Different,” Moore also explains this remarkable characteristic Manning possessed saying, “he lets that [play] clock go down right to the nth second to read body language. He kinda has a sixth sense about things.” Manning displaying his awareness of others exploits just how receptive and tuned in he is of his …show more content…
He is a trustworthy human being, and will look you in the eye as he speaks to you rather than around to see who is watching. Manning was never worried about the popularity or individual fame; he was concerned with doing the best for his team, his family, and his community. A tribute to his trustworthiness could be seen throughout his latest Super Bowl run. Head football coach of the Denver Broncos, Gary Kubiak, knew he could turn to “The sheriff” to bring the city of Denver a Super Bowl. Trust is earned, and Manning earned the trust of his teammates, coaches, and fans throughout his entire career with his ability to win games and lead his teams in the right

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