I fully expected Ted Lasso just be a bunch of skits with Jason Sudeikis be a bumbling fool. The hook of an American Football coach leading an English football team was a great fake out. The actual show turned out to contain numerous…
Despite having zero knowledge of English Football, Ted Lasso makes A.F.C. Richmond a better team. I love that Ted doesn’t have a magical skill or tool that helped him achieve this. Instead, Ted Lasso’s leadership style starts with a core philosophy:
Ted’s leadership style struck a chord with me because I approach leading teams in the same way. Ted’s philosophy is why I’m here with you to explore the five leadership lessons from Ted Lasso that made me a successful leader.
In first half of the season, Ted Lasso goes through a gauntlet of negative criticism. Everyone doubts him. Rebbeca consistently sets him up to fail. The players think he is a joke. His first game has him walk out to a stadium of people calling him a wanker.
His enthusiasm doesn’t waver. He ignores being called a wanker. He doesn’t even care if A.F.C. Richmond loses! Why does Ted not care what others think?