Johnny Manziel is getting his first start this weekend. As profiled in the Bleacher Report, he has earned it. Respectful and patient are not the words that were associated with him in college. By the same token, I have never seen a more exciting college quarterback.
Back to law. Classes on how to train associates tend to repeat the mantra, “one third, one third, one third.” In other words, one third of the associates are hopeless regardless of training, one third can be taught and one third just have that indefinable something. As one of my former managing partners put it, “you are hanging over a cliff, holding on by your fingers. Who do you trust to pull you up?” In football and in law, we work very hard to identify those destined for leadership. Good luck Johnny.