Apple Tv’s show Ted Lasso, is not only a really fun comedy sitcom, but it’s also chock full of excellent leadership lessons. At it’s core it’s really a show about positive leadership. Wrapped in clever comedy, character development, drama, and storytelling.
The show’s premise is an American Football coach, Ted Lasso, is hired to lead a beloved but struggling football club in London, that’s soccer team for us Americans. He’s met with harsh skepticism and opposition from the players, the media, and the fans. The shows narrative demonstrates how you don’t need to be an expert to be an outstanding leader, you do however need to be outstanding at leadership and coaching to be an outstanding leader.
This is the throughline for the show’s purpose and really the central leadership lessons. True Leadership skills are universal. Being an expert in a specific topic, area of business or industry is helpful but what is essential to being a great leader is leadership.
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