In This Episode, Scott Sill, Executive in Residence at the Wharton MBA for Executives program, discusses the business and leadership lessons embedded in the ‘Ted Lasso’ series. The most important themes from the show included: the importance of vision, the power of believing in your team, the role of curiosity, and the necessity of caring for and investing in your employees as business owners and leaders.

Key Takeaways:

  • Ted Lasso for business owners isn’t just about the game on the field; it’s a masterclass in leadership, teamwork, and human connection,
  • Vision and Leadership: The character of Ted Lasso exemplifies a leader’s vision in uniting a team and steering them towards a common goal, akin to guiding a startup or small business through growth and challenges.
  • Investing in People: Ted Lasso underscores the value of believing in and investing in your team members, not just for their immediate contributions but for their personal and professional growth, reflecting a long-term investment in the company’s future.
  • Curiosity as a Competitive Edge: The show highlights curiosity and continuous learning as crucial for innovation and staying ahead in business.
  • Dealing with Challenges and Vulnerability: Ted’s personal struggles and his approach to dealing with them openly with the team shows the human aspects of leadership and the strength found in vulnerability and mutual support.
  • Adapting and Evolving: Ted Lasso illustrates the need for businesses and leaders to adapt, evolve, and sometimes pivot to meet the changing needs and challenges they face.
  • The Role of Positive Energy: The positive energy and optimism Ted brings to the team, despite the odds, highlight the power of positivity in overcoming obstacles, inspiring teams, and driving success.


LinkedIn: Scott Sill

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Website:  Wharton MBA for Executives



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