This post isn’t about sports stars and their egos. (Clearly both Brett Favre and Manny Ramirez have ego to share.) Actually, Favre gets credit from me for acknowledging that he didn’t handle things so well of late. Neither did his former team.

Washington Post business columnist Steven Pearlstein details lessons learned from how the Boston Red Sox and Green Bay Packers organizations handled their recent star dilemmas. He points out, for example, that the Packers’ mistake:

wasn’t in rejecting the “win-now” mentality of the NFL…[but] in not welcoming Favre back enthusiastically while simultaneously upping the ante on the loyalty issue by asking the veteran to help with transition strategy.

 

Read Pearlstein’s full column here.