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'Be a goldfish' and 16 more Ted Lasso lessons for hospital leaders

Friday, Jun 02, 2023

Becker's Hospital Review
By Bari Faye Dean
June 2, 2023

Executives looking for a way to enhance their own leadership style need look no further than Apple TV's Ted Lasso. Disguised as a show about a British football team, the series just might be a master class in leadership and management that could up any healthcare C-suite member's game.

Ted Lasso chronicles the roller coaster of wins and losses of a soccer team managed by a very unlikely fish-out-of-water guy from Kansas. He doesn't like tea and gets constantly hung up on the differences between American and U.K. English. He's not even a great soccer team manager; the team loses far more than it wins.

Lesson 7: Everyone differs from everyone else.

Sonja LaBarbera. President and CEO at Gaylord Specialty Healthcare (Wallingford, Conn.)

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