If the 2022 FIFA World Cup has had a recurring theme, it must be “expect the unexpected.”
The tournament had its share of highs and lows. We witnessed a host nation lose all World Cup matches for the first time. After defeating heavyweights like Spain and Portugal, underdog Morocco became the first African nation to go to the semifinals.
In World Cup history, three Asian teams advanced to the round of 16 for the first time. In addition, the World Cup displayed some genuinely outstanding examples of leadership and resiliency from which all managers and business leaders can take a lesson or two.
Even the best may have a bad day occasionally. The champions, Argentina, performed flawlessly in all except one game. They were blamed, booed, and cursed, for that was their first match. No one anticipated Argentina to lose against ordinary Saudi Arabia. It demonstrates that even the best have off days.
However, what counts most is how you respond to such devastating situations and. And Argentina responded vigorously, ultimately winning the tournament. But this was only possible with their team manager and staff’s help, direction, and leadership. Managers and executives may learn extensively from Argentina’s response to its setback. They accepted responsibility as a group and worked diligently to improve.
With the right attitude and application, nothing is impossible in academics, professional or personal life.
On the other hand, Morocco supporters demonstrate the power of solid support. Morocco was the tournament’s biggest surprise, becoming the first African team to reach the FIFA World Cup quarterfinals. They executed their game strategy with more significant effort than their opponents. However, Morocco had a distinctive edge, a twelfth man propelling the squad to victory: the Moroccan supporters.
No other team in the competition had such a loyal support base as Morocco, and the effect of this support was evident to everybody. Supporting your team through thick and thin is a regular occurrence in nearly all team-based activities, such as the workplace.
As a manager, if you believe in and encourage your team, you may give them the confidence to achieve even the most unattainable goals.
Approach each assignment with humility. David triumphed in a couple of David vs. Goliath confrontations throughout the World Cup. It happened because large teams grossly underestimated their opponents and paid the price.
Many times, students take their subjects lightly,. Companies misjudge their competitors, and professionals underestimate threats.
Possessing the ability to evaluate your competitors is a characteristic of a strong leader. Understanding your rivals and what they provide might help you differentiate your firm. It enables you to remain competitive by opposing the offerings of your competitors.
The world cup was packed with lessons on leadership and resiliency and how they can be defining characteristics in times of duress.
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