by Nathan Whitaker | Jan 17, 2022 | Blog, football, leadership, Resilience
“Now we just have to win it again.”
I was reminded of those words recently as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Kansas City Chiefs to win the most recent Super Bowl. When they were spoken eighteen years ago, we were about 35,000 feet over New Mexico or West Texas, a landscape of dusty red rock passing beneath our flight. I was holding the Lombardi Trophy…
by Nathan Whitaker | Aug 31, 2021 | football, leadership, relationships, Resilience, teambuilding, teamwork, UncategorizedThe six years that I worked in the NFL, this was the most dreadful day, when rosters had to be trimmed from 80 players to 53. So many dreams crushed, or at least momentarily sidelined. And not the dreams of people who had no business being there…these were the...
by Nathan Whitaker | Dec 15, 2020 | Blog, relationships, Resilience
A good friend just broke a long sobriety streak, one that was just shy of twenty years. To his credit, he immediately pushed through the emotion of it and owned up to the lapse, but I suspect he was crushed, breaking a streak that long…
by Nathan Whitaker | Oct 14, 2020 | Blog, leadership, relationships, Resilience, teambuilding, teamwork
I was pondering the other day – again – what do you do when nothing seems to be going your way? Or when you’re completely outmatched before you take the field?