Course blog for American University PERF-570, Fall 2014
I admit that aside from enjoying live games, my interest in football is pretty small but I saw this article about Roger Goodell apologizing for not taking a stronger initial stance on domestic violence and couldn’t help relating it to class discussions yesterday on what makes a good manager and good leader. It’s interesting to me that if he and the NFL league would have taken the same steps when this initially came out that they outlined yesterday, fans and critics would have had a more positive reaction. Ownership and accountability matter but not as a reaction to ridicule. At this point I’m not sure Goodell could do anything to be seen in a better light. One can hope that moving forward this leadership team will make better decisions but I doubt it since a little public ridicule really has no effect on their jobs or salaries.