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Manning Provides Industry Tips from the Football Field

Archie Manning, longtime NFL player, two-time Pro Bowl participant and former football player for his alma mater, Ole Miss, provided the keynote address this morning for the International Auto Glass Safety Conference (AGRSS Conference) in Las Vegas. He also provided the keynote address for the NACE Expo, with which the conference was co-located. Manning is also the father of two current NFL quarterbacks, Peyton and Eli Manning.

Though Manning kept it short ("I have an aversion to long speeches," he told the audience), he provided four solid tips he learned on the football field.

1 - Develop an attitude of leadership. "Take the lead in creating a positive environment, and take the lead in helping others to succeed," he suggested.

2 - Depend upon others. "Every single thing you've ever done in your life that you consider successful has been the result of the assistance of others," Manning advised. "When I ran out on the football field, I put my fate in the hands of ten other people."

3 - Be flexible. "No plan that was ever developed covers all the possibilities," Manning said. He added, "Your plan for success should include a commitment to being flexible."

4 - Be willing to play the game. "We all in business go through adversity," he said, recalling a season in which his team, the New Orleans Saints, lost every single game. "Every Sunday I went out there to play the game," he reflected.

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