By Don Yaeger - Contributor | Forbes
I study high performers in sports for lessons in business leadership.
As a father, I’ve made it a point to teach my kids good manners. To help them, we’ve ingrained three simple phrases into their brains:
Simple words, but when applied authentically, they go a long way to keep a relationship healthy. I use them liberally with my family, with my team, and with pretty much everyone I meet. I want people to know that I value and respect them.
And because I believe so strongly in those simple expressions of respect, I’d love to ask the commissioner of the NFL, Roger Goodell, an honest question:
What the hell is wrong with you, man?
It’s been a little over a week since the NFC Championship game ended with one of the worst referee jobs in history, a clear pass interference that wasn’t called. Nearly ten days have passed and the only semi-official acknowledgment of “the call that wasn’t” came from a private phone call between Al Riveron, the NFL’s head of officiating, and Saints head coach Sean Payton where Payton claims Riveron said “our bad.” ...
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