A neat story emerged recently about Manchester United coach Erik Ten Hag. After a defeat in the first game, the team lost their second game in embarrassing fashion to Brentford (a relatively small team).
Brentford outfought United every step of the way. It also emerged that they collectively ran 13.8 kilometers more.
Ten Hag canceled the next day off for the team. Their punishment on the day? A 13.8 kilometer run on what turned out to be a hot day. The symbolism is beautiful.
But that’s not all. It turned out Ten Hag ran the entire 13.8 kms with the players himself.
And why wouldn’t he? He was in it with them after all.
A great leadership story.