Leadership Lessons From Ted Lasso

Leadership Lessons From Ted Lasso

Leadership Lessons From Ted Lasso

When I saw the image of Ted Lasso on the Apple TV, I thought to myself – I’m definitely not going to like this show. It looks far too cheesy! Here we are almost 2 seasons down and watching Ted Lasso on our lunch break has become a daily office ritual. 

Ted Lasso is heartwarming, feelgood tv and to put it simply, it brightens our day. It’s no surprise that Ted Lasso is ranked as Apple TV’s top comedy in 50 countries and has just won an array of awards at the Emmys including best comedy series. The 30-40 minute episodes are uplifting, engaging and each of the characters are relatable.

For someone like me who has been living away from England for nearly a decade, the show brings a wholesome warmth and nostalgia that makes me feel happy!

So why have we all fallen in love with Ted Lasso?

Ted Lasso is a breath of fresh air in what has been an incredibly difficult 18 months for many people. The lighthearted banter and one liners are cleverly mixed in with some tougher topics such as divorce, death and mental health.

Ted Lasso himself is a happy go lucky chap who is not only endearing but a sweet reminder that there are so many reasons to smile. He is also a kind caring coach who demonstrates great leadership and genuine optimism.

A leader that always tries his best

In the very first episode Ted moves to England from America to coach struggling Richmond FC in the premier league, a sport he’s never coached before. Ted doesn’t know much about the game but promises the team will give everything they’ve got in “all 4 quarters” 🙂

He lifts people up

“For me, success is not about the wins and losses. It is about helping these young fellas be the best versions of themselves on and off the field,” Ted genuinely cares about his team and his mission is to bring out the best in them regardless of the wins or losses

Ted is a leader who doesn’t judge

When Rebecca the owner of Richmond FC came clean about the real reason she hired him – to destroy the club in an act of revenge on her cheating husband whose love was for the team. Ted forgave her instantly, choosing to focus on the future instead of the past.

He believes in his team even when they are the underdogs

At the end of Series 1 Richmond FC are relegated but Ted doesn’t care – his advice simply being “You know what the happiest animal on Earth is? It’s a goldfish. You know why? It’s got a 10-second memory.”

Simple acts of kindness

Biscuits with the boss is an awesome idea, Ted bakes cute little cookies for his boss Rebecca and gives them to her every morning. Im am just dying to find out what those butter shortbread biscuits taste like. The fact is It’s cool to be kind and Ted Lasso offers kindness in spades. 

We think Ted is an inspirational and compassionate leader who we could all take a lesson from & we’re so excited to see the whole cast back on our screen for a Third Season!