Episode 49: Lessons in Empathy and Competitiveness from Ted Lasso

The 90th Percentile: An Unconventional Leadership Podcast

Published: October 13, 2021


Over the last couple of years, we have all experienced the importance the empathy in the workplace. We’ve had a rough time and it’s important to know your boss actually cares about you. Last year, the character Ted Lasso appeared on Apple TV’s new hit comedy show and taught us all some profound lessons in kindness. But he also showed his weakness in his lack of competitive drive. In this episode, we examine relationship building and competitiveness and how they can work together to make you a better leader.

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Additional Resources

The Reason Why Ted Lasso May Not be a Great Leader– Article by Joe Folkman