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Passion and accountability is the mantra of Brian Billick, the coach whose leadership qualities transformed the Baltimore Ravens and took them to Super Bowl victory over the New York Giants in 2001 - in only his second season as head coach. There can be no question that Billick knows how to motivate athletes; his record speaks for itself, with the Vikings offense which he coached setting the NFL record for the most points scored in a season, and the Ravens' defense conceding the fewest points ever in a standard 16 game season.

Billick believes that it is the duty of all to contribute to their community; since moving to Baltimore he has helped with the Central Maryland United Way and the Living Classroom Foundation, of which he was on the board of directors. A significant indicator of his inspiring leadership is that a number of Ravens players now also volunteer for the Living Classroom. His work for the Maryland Chapter of Multiple Sclerosis led to him being chosen as “Champion of the Year." Billick's wife Kim has joined him in much of his community work and also assists Baltimore's Red Cross.

Although no longer coaching, Billick still remains very much involved with the NFL, working as an analyst for Fox. With NFL Hall of Fame coach Bill Walsh and Dr. Petersen he has co-authored Finding the Winning Edge, and with Dr. Petersen Competitive Leadership: Twelve Principles for Success. His most recent publication is an insider's view of professional football both on and off the field, More Than a Game: The Glorious Present and Uncertain Future of the NFL.

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Passion and Accountability! Spend enough time with Brian Billick and you′re going to hear those two words. They are cornerstones to his foundation of coaching and leadership. These are ingredients some players and staff lacked when he took over as head coach of the Ravens in 1999. Not any more. You want passion? Did you watch Billick’s Ravens play games? You want accountability? How about the 34-7 Super Bowl victory over the New York Giants in 2001? How about a World Championship in only his second season as a head coach?

“You have to have passion for the work you do to succeed. If a player doesn′t like to study, practice or train, doesn′t like the physicality of the game, he′s going to have a very difficult time succeeding. Passion is a lubricant for success,” Billick explained. “Accountability is obvious. You have to perform. Accountability is also a sign of respect for your team. It is a reflection of a team′s integrity when individuals take responsibility for their actions.” In his second year at any level of being a head coach, Billick directed his team to the ultimate prize with the Super Bowl victory. The Ravens finished with a 16-4 record (12-4 in the regular season), blowing by opponents in the playoffs and finally a crushing victory over the Giants in the title contest.

Billick has now coached a Viking offense that set the NFL record for the most points scored in a season – 556 in 1998; and a 2000 Ravens′ defense that smashed the fewest points allowed standard (for a 16-game season), a record once held by the now mythic 1985 Chicago Bears.

Billick directed the best team in the Ravens′ five-year history in the 2000 season when the team finished the year with 11 consecutive victories, including the playoffs. Billick′s leadership shined in the playoffs when the Ravens outscored their four opponents to become the fourth Wild Card team to win the Super Bowl. Brian′s ability to keep the team unified and focused during his final season when the Ravens did not score a touchdown and suffered a three-game losing streak is notable.

Since moving to Baltimore in January of 1999, Billick enthusiastically helped improve the community. Billick gives extra time to the Central Maryland United Way and to the Living Classroom Foundation, where he serves on the board of directors. Brian has hosted significant fundraisers for the Living Classroom, and has had a number of Raven players volunteer at this important educational facility. Billick was picked as the Maryland Chapter of Multiple Sclerosis 2001 “Champion of the Year”. Brian′s wife, Kim, joins him in many of these community works, plus she has helped Baltimore′s Red Cross with a number of important projects.

Billick has co-authored two books, Finding the Winning Edge with NFL Hall of Fame coach Bill Walsh and Dr. Peterson, Competitive Leadership: Twelve Principles for Success (with Dr. Peterson). He has also recently written More Than a Game: The Glorious Present and Uncertain Future of the NFL, an inside look at professional football, both on and off the field. He continues to pursue his passion for the NFL as a Fox analyst.

Billick was born in Fairborne, OH on Feb. 28, 1954, but grew up in Redlands, CA. He earned a B.A. in communications from BYU, where he also pursued a master′s in communication. Billick endows a scholarship at the communications college at BYU.


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Brian Billick brings his leadership expertise to a highly intelligent but also engagingly homespun analysis of what it takes to build and lead a great team. Talking about personnel, he says, “I always go back to the analogy of the bacon and egg breakfast. The chicken is involved, the pig is committed. You want to be surrounded by pigs, right? But you come to realize, you can't just have all pigs, it just doesn't work that way. You're going to have some chickens. That's not to be demeaning about them, they may have personal circumstances, there's a lot of reason why they are chickens… I've never had a team that didn't have both pigs and chickens."

Billick gives a warning to managers when they are building a team: “The personnel you bring in is obviously going to be pivotal, but you've got to be careful with that. You have got to be very careful before you pass up talent, because obviously that fundamental ability to do the job is key to any of our successes, but by the same token that balance of teamwork can become paramount."

Explaining that every industry will have people who others will think of as a “jackass" but who will do their job brilliantly, he says, “In a talent driven industry, yours just like mine, where is that dividing line in terms of who I bring into this organization… character is obviously going to be a key component; character is not a matter of morals and ethics, it's an economic question, because the judgments you're going to make are crucial. We have a saying in Baltimore, 'Those that won't are no better than those that can't.' You don't want to pass up talent, but there comes a point when you have to ask will that talent mesh into the partnership?"


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Brian Billick, Superbowl winning coach, shares the secrets of his success with his audiences. He has isolated the twelve principles for success which, correctly applied, can lead to triumph in any competitive situation. He emphasizes the value of creative thinking, creating your own opportunities and inspiring confidence.

An expert in team building, Billick can teach an audience how to take a group of individuals and meld them into a functioning team striving for a common goal. He shows how to emphasize the importance of the goal and make every member of the team feel part of the “we," sharing a vision of the pathway to success.

In another presentation that is sure to fascinate any person with even a passing interest in football, Billick analyses the ever-converging worlds of business and sport with particular reference to the NFL. He gives his views on the future professional sports in the world with an increasing number of diversions competing for the entertainment buck.

Competitive Leadership: Twelve Principles for Success
Billick shares key principles of effective leadership that can be applied to any competitive situation, showing audiences how to overcome adversity and succeed. In a powerful and engaging presentation, he discusses:
  • The value of creative thinking;
  • How to create your own opportunities;
  • How to inspire confidence in yourself and others.

Team Building: Building a "We" Environment in an "I" World
After coaching collegiate and professional football teams for more than 30 years, Brian Billick is a master at building winning teams. He shares:

  • How to merge a group of “individual contractors” into a functioning team; His method for ensuring that a team strives toward a common goal;
  • Ways to emphasize the primacy of that goal;
  • How to create a “we” environment with a vision that ultimately leads to success.

Business and Sport: The Ever-Thinning Line
Brian Billick, one of professional football’s most gifted coaches and now a FOX Sports 2008 season game analyst, shares:

  • An assessment of the current dynamics in the NFL;
  • His insights into the future of professional sports amid high-profile business and entertainment pressures;
  • What it is it like to be a critical decision maker in one of the biggest fishbowls.




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    More Than a Game: The Glorious Present and Uncertain Future of the NFL
    Today′s National Football League is more successful, more exciting, and more popular than ever. But the game in the twenty-first century is also ruled by a constant quest for more money. Super Bowl-winning head coach Brian Billick′s More Than a Game examines how the relentless competition off the field affects the game on the field, and what it means for the future of America′s most popular sport.

    One of the NFL′s most successful leaders, Billick coached the Baltimore Ravens from 1999 to 2007, leading his team to victory in Super Bowl XXXV in 2001. With nearly two decades in the league, and now a Fox game analyst and NFL Network contributor, Billick has experienced the league′s enormous pressure to win as well as seen what happens to those who don't.

    Following the 2007 season, he took a step back from the coaching life and decided to spend a season examining the game he loved so much from other perspectives. Collaborating with Michael MacCambridge (whose book America′s Game is regarded as the definitive modern history of the NFL), he delved into the NFL from every possible angle, spending time with people at every level of the game.

    More Than a Game explains how the spectacle that dominates fall weekends in America works, and why it has served all of football′s interest groups -- owners players, and fans alike -- so well over the years. We get a glimpse of the changing profile and increased influence of the league′s owners. We come to better understand the pressure that players are under to perform for their team and for themselves and their future contracts. We see the challenge facing NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, who must balance the concerns ofowners, players, sponsors, the league′s television network "partners," and the fans, whose devotion and dollars make the entire enterprise possible. Along the way, we see how the financial forces are exerting themselves on every level, working their way into the essence of the game itself.

    Billick takes the measure of new offensive and defensive strategies, explains refined scouting and team-building methods, and focuses on the elusive quest for the franchise quarterback that can make or break careers.

    Packed with the privileged knowledge that comes from a true NFL insider, More Than a Game is more than a look inside the complex system that is pro football. It′s an attempt to understand why the game is so compelling, and what it will take to keep it that way. Complete with important developments in the 2009 off-season, the book stands as an absolute must-read for NFL fans.
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Competitive Leadership: Twelve Principles for Success
Billick shares key principles of effective leadership that can be applied to any competitive situation, showing audiences how to overcome adversity and succeed. In a powerful and engaging presentation, he discusses:
  • The value of creative thinking;
  • How to create your own opportunities;
  • How to inspire confidence in yourself and others.

Team Building: Building a "We" Environment in an "I" World
After coaching collegiate and professional football teams for more than 30 years, Brian Billick is a master at building winning teams. He shares:

  • How to merge a group of “individual contractors” into a functioning team; His method for ensuring that a team strives toward a common goal;
  • Ways to emphasize the primacy of that goal;
  • How to create a “we” environment with a vision that ultimately leads to success.

Business and Sport: The Ever-Thinning Line
Brian Billick, one of professional football’s most gifted coaches and now a FOX Sports 2008 season game analyst, shares:

  • An assessment of the current dynamics in the NFL;
  • His insights into the future of professional sports amid high-profile business and entertainment pressures;
  • What it is it like to be a critical decision maker in one of the biggest fishbowls.


Demo Video


Brian Billick brings his leadership expertise to a highly intelligent but also engagingly homespun analysis of what it takes to build and lead a great team. Talking about personnel, he says, “I always go back to the analogy of the bacon and egg breakfast. The chicken is involved, the pig is committed. You want to be surrounded by pigs, right? But you come to realize, you can't just have all pigs, it just doesn't work that way. You're going to have some chickens. That's not to be demeaning about them, they may have personal circumstances, there's a lot of reason why they are chickens… I've never had a team that didn't have both pigs and chickens."

Billick gives a warning to managers when they are building a team: “The personnel you bring in is obviously going to be pivotal, but you've got to be careful with that. You have got to be very careful before you pass up talent, because obviously that fundamental ability to do the job is key to any of our successes, but by the same token that balance of teamwork can become paramount."

Explaining that every industry will have people who others will think of as a “jackass" but who will do their job brilliantly, he says, “In a talent driven industry, yours just like mine, where is that dividing line in terms of who I bring into this organization… character is obviously going to be a key component; character is not a matter of morals and ethics, it's an economic question, because the judgments you're going to make are crucial. We have a saying in Baltimore, 'Those that won't are no better than those that can't.' You don't want to pass up talent, but there comes a point when you have to ask will that talent mesh into the partnership?"