In the Huddle

To Win, Be Yourself

Posted in Nov, 13th, 2015 In the Huddle, News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

By – Fran Tarkenton We all want to deal with people who are authentic. When someone tries to be something they’re not, it never works. They’re inevitably awkward, and everyone can tell that they’re not comfortable in their own skin. A great example of this comes from my time in the NFL. Vince Lombardi was,…

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Avoid the Complacency Trap

Posted in Oct, 22nd, 2015 In the Huddle, News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

From – Fran Tarkenton Every organization has to watch out for the complacency trap. Whether it’s government, big business, or even small business, we all have to beware of getting stuck doing the same old thing, and really getting nothing done at all. Our natural tendency is to get comfortable doing things one particular way….

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Try, but Verify

Posted in Oct, 15th, 2015 In the Huddle, News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

By – Fran Tarkenton I’m a big believer in trying new things. If I’m not open to considering new ideas and new strategies, then I don’t even know what I’m missing out on. But I also know that a lot of things I try won’t work out. When I try something, I’m open to the…

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What We Can Learn from the World’s #1 Golfer

Posted in Oct, 1st, 2015 In the Huddle, News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

Earlier this week I read an article about Jordan Spieth that really resonated with me. It was a perfect example of what I think it takes to succeed in our world today. Jordan Spieth just completed one of the most remarkable seasons in the history of professional golf. He won 2 majors, 5 tournaments, the…

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Are You Going the Wrong Way?

Posted in Sep, 17th, 2015 In the Huddle, News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

By – Fran Tarkenton If you’re going to win, you have to be able to identify when it’s time to change directions. No matter how hard you’re working and how fast you’re going, if you’re going the wrong way then you’ll never reach your destination. Jim Marshall was a teammate of mine on the Minnesota…

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Let’s Talk About Failure

Posted in Sep, 10th, 2015 In the Huddle, News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

By – Fran Tarkenton Too many people are afraid of the F-word: failure. In our society, where “winning” is everything, we do everything we can to avoid failure. We don’t want to talk about it. We certainly don’t want to encourage it! When it happens, we try to move on as quickly as we can….

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Memories of My Father

Posted in Aug, 28th, 2015 In the Huddle, News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

By – Fran Tarkenton Earlier this week I received a letter that stirred my soul. It was a message from a man I had never met, but he shared the story of how he met my father, Dallas Tarkenton, and how that meeting had affected his life. My father was a Methodist minister, and in…

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To Win, You Have to Know How to Lose

Posted in Aug, 20th, 2015 In the Huddle, News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

By – Fran Tarkenton A paradox: I think one of the best signs that someone has a good chance to be successful is when they know how to deal with failing. I learned more from losing than I ever did from winning, and my greatest successes have all come about because of the things I…

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A Hall of Fame Experience

Posted in Aug, 14th, 2015 In the Huddle, News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions 1

By – Fran Tarkenton In 1986, I was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. I didn’t go back for 29 years. Last weekend, I went back for the first time, for the induction ceremony for my center, my roommate, and my best friend—Mick Tingelhoff. It was a special weekend, and…

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Looking for Leaders

Posted in Aug, 7th, 2015 In the Huddle, News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

By- Frank Tarkenton Having the right leader changes things. For so many businesses, bringing in the wrong person to lead at a critical time spells disaster, and the right person can turn around even the most perilous situation. I always think of Apple. It was on the cutting edge technologically and one of the biggest…

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