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Former NFL QB: Great Leaders Are 'Cool As A Cucumber'

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Scott Secules (@ScottSecs) is the Associate Director for PCA-North Texas, after first serving PCA as the Executive Director for the North Texas Chapter. Between these stints, Scott led efforts in the North Texas area for The First Tee. As the son of a high school football coach, Scott brings experiences garnered from a lifetime in sports as a student-athlete, NFL quarterback, intercollegiate athletics administrator and sports parent. A graduate of the University of Virginia, Scott spent six seasons in the NFL with Dallas, Miami and New England, playing with NFL greats such as Troy Aikman and Dan Marino.

In this clip, Secules talks about the expectations of a leader, especially from his experience as a quarterback. He says that player behavior during the game is extremely important. If the leader is uptight, everyone else will be uptight. It is imperative for the leader to be cool and composed throughout the game, especially during stressful end of game situations. If the leader is as 'cool as a cucumber' during these situations, they will gain credibility from their teammates and will be more effective leaders.