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Mickey Edwards
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Mickey Edwards

Former U.S. Congressman, Mickey Edwards is vice president of the Aspen Institute, where he directs the Institute's Rodel Fellowships in Public Leadership.

Crippling the coach

It would have been far better if the presumed leader of the team (Zorn) had either been replaced as head coach or allowed to take credit for the decision to bring in another person to serve as his offensive coordinator. T

he Redskins handled the situation in the worst possible way, undermining Zorn's authority and credibility without substituting a different leader in his place. The problem was not with the decision to address a perceived shortcoming, which had to be done, but in crippling the coach's ability to lead effectively.

By Mickey Edwards

 |  October 28, 2009; 10:53 AM ET
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