Archive for August, 2010

Hiring fast and firing slow by Football Association results in poor communication with David Beckham

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

It is the organ grinder, the Football Association (FA) and not the monkey, manager Fabio Capello, that we should be looking to, to take responsibility.

Why are we surprised that Fabio Capello did not inform Beckham personally, that his long service with the England football team might be over? After all, this was the third example, in one week, of Capello’s failure to communicate.

Everything that there was to know about the England football team’s current manager was already known at the point he was hired by the FA. He had several, significant weaknesses when he came into the job.

He couldn’t speak English at all well, he had never managed a national team; He has a strict, authoritarian style.

So why did the FA think that he was the right person for the job? The FA is never held accountable for their consistently poor hiring choices and the fact that they are equally slow to fire people.

Few things are more critical to the success of any organization than the attraction and retention of remarkable talent. Unfortunately, leaders often get frustrated during the recruitment process and end up hiring B and C players just to complete the task and have someone in place. It’s the ’slot-filled syndrome’. The people in charge want to take the pressure off themselves, so hire someone, anyone, even if there are obvious weaknesses in their candidate.

However, managing is 80% about hiring well. Hiring a B or C quality individual inevitably leads to more time invested in managing, it results in lower outputs, slower growth rates, less profit and more morale problems. The FA is faced with all of these issues now – poor headlines; poor results and the British nation’s growing cynicism and lack of confidence.

If that weren’t enough, at some point, the leader will probably need to fire that person.

Most leaders put off firing too long, which creates additional problems that could have been avoided if they had hired more skilfully in the first place or had released the employee when it became obvious that his/her competencies had been exceeded.

It was a poor decision on the part of english football’s governing body, the FA, to extend Capello’s contract, at a higher salary, just before the World Cup – with no break-clause, if England’s performance failed to meet expectation.

If it is becoming obvious that Capello’s style is not good enough, the FA should have the courage to let him go – now – and face the consequences.

Eventually, if the FA has to negotiate some kind of termination, it’ll be infinitely more complicated and more expensive than if they had let him go when they knew it was time.

Hire Slow, Fire Fast. Learn this lesson or you’ll regret it later.








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Complaint about Football Jerseys

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Are you a football fan? If you are a football fan, you may notice the jerseys and will be interested in any football jerseys. Yes we have been taking a look at the England men’s football jerseys of the last 25 or so years, not only to provide a bit of history, but also as a bit of a refresher before looking toward the future of the England’s kit.

Why I am complaining about the England kit is that there’s no continuity. Unlike most national team kits, the design has changed drastically each time aides or Nike has unveiled their latest designs. Whether it’s red, white, or blue, stripes, sashes or denim, you’ll see below that the designs are all over place. I know that I’m nowhere near the first to say this, but I really think that in order to develop a team identity, we need to have a consistent template for (at least) the home jersey.

Yes, most of people always favored the red jerseys in general, but it is really? It’s good, bright color for fans to wear. Really, I’d rather have it as our home color, but England Football seems hung up on having white home jerseys (which have always seemed kind of bland to me). I guess it’s fitting that the England would wear whites at home since it’s the traditional home color in most England sports.

Absolutely is that, we’ve got images of every home and away kit since long time ago. I’ve offered a brief commentary and grade for cheap jerseys. Obviously, I’m not intending to be objective in any face. You can buy cheap jerseys from China and other countries, like most of guys buy cheap NBA jerseys online. I don’t know what I have said, but it is the end. selling quality cheap jerseys from China with low price

David Beckham where to go – Return back to England Team’s dream has burst

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

It is said that David Beckham will not return to England Team because his ages. It is confirmed by Fabio Capello, who is England manager, he told ITV ahead of the friendly with Hungary at Wembley ” I say thank you very much for helping me at the World Cup but probably he is a little bit old.” For many England football fan, with regret in World Cup 2010, they hope Beckham will return again and create new myth in 2014. However, with this situation, the dream has burst.

We can not ignore the biggest contribution David has build. Leading England Team more than two times in World Cup, make great contribution in critical moment. Even he is old now, his myth still remain in England football teams. However, ending good luck in 2006 World Cup, Becks alway passed luck. Expecially in 2010, he is no longer the world’s best paid footballer. Everything is coming up Lionel Messi these days, so it only makes sense that he should be the highest paid footballer on the planet. little Leo has surpassed Davey Becks and his modeling millions, dethroning the bearded money tree’s two-year hold on the top spot, and also becoming the fourth highest paid athlete in the world, behind only Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and LeBron James. Acroading to the france football rich list David Beckham(LA Galaxy/Milan) is £27.3m, less than Lionel Messi (Barcelona) £29.6m. What a pity for David? Both of them are Adidas Soccer Shoes spokesprisons, but Messi is advance.

In the glorious moment, David’s honor has remained in Adidas football shoes. Becks, wearing adidas football shoes – despite playing at Real for four seasons had no major trophies to show for his talent and determination. For David Beckham need a new football shoe, Adidas has produced David Beckham’s own thumbprint, which are called “Predator Pulse Thumbprint” – a new version of the Predator Pulse shoes launched earlier by Adidas. Adidas shoes always exemplify the cool design, and the Predator Pulse Thumbprint soccer cleats are no exception. For this series has been in more than four years, this series is still the most popular shoes in 2010 World Cup.

It is hard to say that Nike has given up David just because Adidas and David become companion. After Messi has end up his companion with Nike, Nike has changed his voice to C Lo, which just one status below Becks. For C Lo, it is very worth that Nike produce Mercurial Vapor series for him, just like David Beckham. For David in football field, ages is indeed a problem for a football player, but his skill is above all famous players. But with England going through tortured times, Beckham’s personality still carries enough weight and makes him a valuable asset, especially in a locker room utterly devoid of character.

For football fans, it is easy to buy Soccer Shoes which Becks worn to support him. But as biggest wishes, we suggest Becks will come back to England Team again and create new myth, what a pity for England lose such good player?

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Saturday, August 14th, 2010

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