It’s not about the money…. it’s about respect

I feel sorry for Brett Favre! He made a decision that he regretted, and now he’s surrounded by controversy & numerous opinions about the “right” thing to do.

Seems to me that all he’s ever wanted to do is play football… and now he’s being offered a lot of money NOT to play football.

Unfortunately, businesses treat their employees like Ted Thompson & Green Bay’s management team are treating Brett Favre. Somehow management seems to think if they throw enough money at him, he’ll no longer be a problem.

Green Bay’s management team has a bigger problem than just Brett Favre. They have a mindset that is detrimental to the team spirit needed to win Super Bowls.

The money isn’t what matters. What matters is respecting your employees and creating a work environment in which those employees can do their best.

Personally, I hope Brett Favre gets traded to a team that respects who he is – a man who loves to play football. I hope Green Bay’s general manager and coach are replaced by people who understand that success is all about relationships (and not money).

3 thoughts on “It’s not about the money…. it’s about respect

  1. And when he decides again to quit? Or he gets seriously hurt? Then what? They can’t keep letting him retire and come back and retire and come back. Brett just needs to learn to relax and enjoy retirement. Let someone else have the limelight for a while.

    Take care.

    Jenn

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