Lost In The Shuffle

A couple of weeks ago an unbelievable snow storm crippled the Buffalo, New York area.  This forced the NFL to move a game originally scheduled for Buffalo to Detroit’s Ford Field, home of the Detroit Lions.

On Sunday, November 20 the Bills played the Cleveland Browns in Detroit.  Four days later, the Lions hosted the Bills on Thanksgiving day. 

In a recent press conference Detroit Head Coach Dan Campbell recognized the Ford Field stadium staff – who suddenly had to work 2 games in five days, including on  Thanksgiving day.  His simple message was “sometimes that gets lost in the shuffle.”

Today’s lesson.  Don’t let your people get lost in the shuffle and because of your busyness.  There are people that do a lot of things behind the scenes that people don’t see or even think about.  You know who they are and what they do. 

In the athletic world it’s custodians, bus drivers, secretaries, support staff, and table workers, to name a few.  No matter what job you have and wherever you lead, there are people that do things that people just expect to be done and often take for granted.

Make sure that you do not take them for granted.  Acknowledge them, appreciate them, celebrate them, and help them whenever you can. 

No matter how educated, talented, rich, or cool you believe you are, how you treat people, every single person, ultimately tells all. 

You’re busy.  You have many responsibilities and I understand, appreciate and acknowledge that.  Don’t let others be lost in the shuffle because of that.  Tip of the cap to Dan Campbell for reminding us of that. 

I’m cheering for you.

#leadership #motivation #coaching
#basketball #bebetter #beblessed


Published by toddagordon

Currently in his 37th year in the education field. Currently the District Activities Director at Greene County Community Schools in Jefferson, Iowa. Celebrating 37 years of marriage with Deb. Deb works remotely as the Assistant Controller for Treynor (IA) State Bank. We have 3 kids, two son in laws, a daughter in law, two wonderful grandsons, Jonathan and Parker, and three lovely granddaughters, Mia, Madison and Faye. Nicole and Brett are parents to Jonathan and Madison, and are working in ministry in Urbandale, IA. AJ and Regan live in Waukee, IA. A.J. currently works for Thrivent after a few years coaching college basketball including winning a National Championship as an Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Graceland University. Regan is a Kindergarten teacher with the Des Moines Public Schools at Hubbell Elementary School. Abby and Anthony are parents to Parker and Mia and they outside of Ogden, IA. Abby works as a Physical Therapy Assistant and Anthony works for a landscaping company.

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