Super Bowl Players You'd Want on Your Office Team

By Dennis McCafferty
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    Marshawn Lynch

    Marshawn Lynch

    Lynch would be the programmer who lets his work do the talking—sitting quietly during meetings while constantly producing out-of-this-world "plays" on projects.

The Super Bowl has become America's premier sporting event because it offers something for everyone: Even if you aren't a sports fan, the commercials are sure to entertain you, and the halftime show always features A-list musical talent, such as Katy Perry this year. And, of course, there's always the game, in which two of the very best teams in the NFL square off. With such star power on display, it's easy to see why companies are willing to spend more than $4 million for a typical 30-second commercial, and why tickets are averaging more than $4,800 on the secondary market, according to NerdWallet. But beyond the glitter, we realize that a great deal of professional work ethic, chemistry, leadership and flat-out talent goes into the performance on the field. After all, a team wins this game in part because of what its members are willing to do when they're not playing in front of television cameras. With this in mind, we're highlighting the admirable qualities of a number of the stars at Super Bowl XLIX—and their coaches—to convey how they would add value to an IT or business organization. Our list demonstrates why management should seek out a wide range of personalities and work approaches—and you won't need a $4,800 ticket to watch your work team produce championship results.

This article was originally published on 2015-01-30
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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