Eric Wood, Retired Captain of the Buffalo Bills

Eric Wood is a former NFL player for the Buffalo Bills from 2009-2018. He was a first round draft pick in 2009 and started 120 games for the Bills. Eric was a 3 time captain and was named to the 2015 Pro Bowl. He was also the Bills nomination for the Walter Peyton Man of the Year award in 2015 and 2016. Eric suffered a career ending neck injury during the 2017 season and now lives in Louisville with his wife, Leslie, and two kids, Grace and Garrett.
Eric attended the University of Louisville from 2004-2008 and received a degree in political science. He was a two time captain on the football team, 3 time…
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Eric lives by this important life principle: a generous person will prosper, but he who refreshes others will be refreshed. Eric says you can’t control much in life, but you can control how generous you are.

What life principles guide you?
Do you value generosity in leaders?

Good leaders know how to be demanding without being demeaning, and care but will be firm when the need arises. Leaders must hold people accountable, though it’s important not to put people in a position that causes them to lose confidence. You want to empower your team.

How do you hold people accountable?
Hardwiring is equally as important as Heartwiring. How can you maintain both in your leadership?

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