WE SHOULD ALL LEARN FROM ARSENE WENGER:
Arsenal’s humiliating defeat to Liverpool FC over the weekend made my weekly pep-talk hit home for me. This morning, as I shared with the Nomad team our hopes and aspiration during our weekly status meeting, I couldn’t help but refer to the Weekend’s game. I challenged all of us to dig deeper. A number of issues stood out for me.
We all have managerial roles, some people think they aren’t managers but as long as God has given you life, you are a steward/ Manager. You have your life, health, finances and in some cases a family to manage. Just because your managerial abilities are not under the micro-scope every weekend like Arsene Wenger, but you, my friend are a manager.
Everyone was shocked at the Arsenal team that was put out to start against Liverpool. On the bench was 130million worth of signings. After spending that amount of money on players to better the team, what was the point of not starting them?
Think about this. Are there any resources that you are not using?
I am still thinking if there are any opportunities I am missing. Could there be some relationships, tools, information that I have to my disposal that are going unused as I hustle through life?
POOR RESOURCE ALLOCATION
On top of not utilizing the resources available to him, Arsene Wenger poorly allocated them. Everyone that knows something about team work knows that placing best people in the best positions gets you the best results. How the manager of Arsenal FC got this wrong at Liverpool was a mystery to many!
He played the wrong people in the wrong positions using the wrong formation and the results were disastrous!
What got you here will not get you there!
Arsenal football club are suffering from success hangover and afraid of letting go of the manager under whom they had their greatest success as a club. Under Arsene the Club became one of 3 double-digit league winners, they have numerous FA Cup trophies and a Champions League Final… Wenger has been successful at the club. However, many believe that his time is up!
How often do we get stuck in our past successes and get them to hinder our growth for future victories?
COMFORT: GOOD THE ENEMY OF GREAT
For a long time 12 years to be exact, it has been ok to simply qualify for the champions leagues. TOP 4 Finish as opposed to winning the championship became the club’s ambition. The board, chief executive, manager and even the fans begun to settle for such law ambitions. Think about your life? Are you thinking about a top 4 finish? Do well, get a job, get married, have a child or 2 and own a 50X100 plot?
Or are you thinking of bigger things TAKE OVER THE WORLD AND BECOME AN INFLUENTIAL LEADER IN YOUR FIELD?
Think on these things!