Bo Schembechler On Teamwork

The Chief Operating Officer for the organization I work for recently had the team watch a powerful, moving YouTube video about teamwork. The video was of a speech given by former Michigan Wolverines coach Bo Schembechler.

Bo passed away on November 17, 2006, at the age of 77. Despite being gone from this world, his words on teamwork and teams still live on.

American football players tackling others

Photo by Keith Johnston

I’d never heard Bo Schembechler’s speech on teamwork. When the video finished, I knew I had to share Bo Schembechler’s talk with you.

With the NCAA college football season just starting, I thought today would be a great day to share the speech. I hope you take away as much from his speech as I did.

You can view the short clip below. After that, continue reading for my take on Bo’s words on teamwork and how you can apply them to your leadership.