Why Sports Builds Leadership

Lead on Purpose

However, there seems to be something of a consensus regarding the relationship between sports and leadership, at least as acknowledged by governments and industry. Not just any sport will do, however. Team participation is often cited as an important aspect in using sports to develop leadership skills. Sports are highly competitive, and their nature is to push enthusiastic participants to achieve more than their rivals. Guest post by Jordan Spindler.

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LeadershipNow 140: September 2013 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from September 2013 that you might have missed: When You Need a Coach : Blind Spots Are Less Obvious When Things Are Going Well from @ChiefExecGrp. wallybock says, " Being a boss is a team sport.".

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Nice Teams Don’t Win in Sports or Business

Women on Business

The post Nice Teams Don’t Win in Sports or Business appeared first on Women on Business. Conflict can be good. That’s according to an insightful email message that I received this week on behalf of Dr. Robyn Odegaard, CEO of Champion Performance Development , founder of the Stop The Drama! Campaign , and author of the book Stop The Drama! The Ultimate Guide to Female Teams.

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Leadership Is a Contact Sport

Marshall Goldsmith

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith was selected as one of the 10 Most Influential Management Thinkers in the World by Thinkers50 in both 2011 and 2013. Marshall was the highest rated executive coach on the Thinkers50 List in both 2011 and 2013.

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Leadership Is a Contact Sport: Listen

Marshall Goldsmith

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith was selected as one of the 10 Most Influential Management Thinkers in the World by Thinkers50 in both 2011 and 2013. Marshall was the highest rated executive coach on the Thinkers50 List in both 2011 and 2013.

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Leadership Is a Contact Sport: Ask

Marshall Goldsmith

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith was selected as one of the 10 Most Influential Management Thinkers in the World by Thinkers50 in both 2011 and 2013. Marshall was the highest rated executive coach on the Thinkers50 List in both 2011 and 2013. “Soliciting feedback” is just what the words imply.

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Youth Sports - A Key Part of the Village

Building Personal Strength

But my father was a big sports fan, and he took me to see organized soldier baseball and basketball games. Later, at West Point I was required to take a physical fitness course and compete in intramural sports every semester. My favorite sports were wrestling and soccer.

Sports, Life and Leadership: A Game and a Few Lessons


When it comes to playing table tennis (ping pong), I like hitting hard smacks. But in this particular game, the opponents were playing defensively. The first few times I tried smacking the ball, I lost the points. Just then, my doubles partner whispered something in my ears, “Reciprocate your game.

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Respond: Leadership Is a Contact Sport

Marshall Goldsmith

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith was selected as one of the 10 Most Influential Management Thinkers in the World by Thinkers50 in both 2011 and 2013. Marshall was the highest rated executive coach on the Thinkers50 List in both 2011 and 2013.

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How to Generate Enthusiasm with Assessments

Leadership Freak

Asher, our seven year old grandson, is a sports fanatic. Feedback Goals Leading Motivation Success Taking others higher Leadership Leadership Development performance metrics sports Those who don’t enjoy measuring results, don’t enjoy achievement. Unmeasured results don’t matter. Hitting baseballs reminded me that effective assessments increase enthusiasm, concentration, and satisfaction.

Everyone wants to make a difference

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Leadership is a team sport. Each one of us wants to make a positive difference. As leaders we have to understand that our success is everyone’s success and vice versa.

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Real Leaders Sweat

Lead Change Blog

This advice is commonly touted in a variety of high pressure situations: life, school, sports, business deals. Posted in Leadership Coaching Leadership Development Never let ‘em see you sweat.

How leaders seek the best in others?

Lead Change Blog

But leadership is a team sport. Posted in Leadership Development Self Leadership When you are a leader, you are working with people. How you view people would have the greatest leadership impact on your careers as a leader. How you interact and motivate is an ongoing challenge.

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Chris Brady

LLR Daily Application SportsThere are multiple roads to accomplishment. Some people begin the journey to success in a particular endeavor enamored with obvious natural talent. Everybody who observes such people gives ready. [[ This is a content summary only.

Nelson Mandela Dies Today at 95

Leading Blog

Know your enemy — and learn about his favorite sport. He even brushed up on his knowledge of rugby, the Afrikaners'' beloved sport, so he would be able to compare notes on teams and players. Former South African President Nelson Mandela, died today at the age of 95.

How Leaders Build Momentum

Kevin Eikenberry

You can watch any sporting event and hear that word – momentum – used almost with reverence.

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7 Ways to Inspire Hope

Let's Grow Leaders

His “sports ready” stance had withered to hunched and clenched. He had all the signs and words of stuck. ”I can’t” ”No one will help.” ” ”No options.”

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A Year in the LIFE

Chris Brady

Humor Sports TravelThis is the time of year when many people are sending out those online video and photo-montage Christmas cards (although I prefer the old fashioned snail-mail kind, with photos of the family). So, I. [[ This is a content summary only.

The Coming of the Clairvoyant Computer

Leading Blog

Local crime increases after public sporting events. Thomas Davenport says that we live in a predictive society. Black Swans notwithstanding, most human behavior is quit regular and predictable.

Winners Are Born In Difficult Times

Tanveer Naseer

The Coach Just like in professional sports, leadership development requires a superb coach. 2013 Awards. The following is a guest post by Therese S. Kinal.

The Rutgers Basketball Fiasco: Leadership, Responsibility and Accountability

Next Level Blog

If you follow sports or even just the news in general, you’ve likely seen the video of Rutgers men’s basketball coach Mike Rice shoving his players, hitting them with thrown balls and screaming homophobic slurs at them during practices last year.

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Fox Five Interview: Greg says Vacations Make Better Employees

Chart Your Course

Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5. Posted: Jun 11, 2013 5:50 PM EST Updated: Jun 12, 2013 9:01 AM EST. By Tacoma Perry, FOX 5 reporter – bio | email. Check out Greg’s spot on Fox 5 Atlanta.

Power Does Not Equal Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

As a parent and as a former coach of my son’s youth sports teams, I was filled with shock, horror, and disgust as I learned about the conduct of former Rutgers men’s basketball coach Mike Rice this past April. The following is a guest piece by Dennis Bakke.

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15 Nuggets of Wisdom From 15 Entrepreneurs

Terry Starbucker

What are the secrets to entrepreneurial success?

Gender Bias

Coaching Tip

You also know that the natural outcome of a male-dominated business is that it has the tendency to be conducted like a team sport. Today, more and more women are playing competitive sports, but it is only recently that they have begun to recognize the need to adapt some of these same skills to the workplace. Books Business Coaching Career Current Affairs Leadership Memes Self-Awareness Sports Success Women Work life

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If it’s Stupid, It’s not our Policy!

N2Growth Blog

With the exception of entertainment and sports where youth is over served, we defer to age, experience, and maturity in most facets of our life. By Brian Layer , Chair, Organizational Development, N2growth.

The Natural Winning Athlete

Coaching Tip

In "The Sports Gene" by author David Epstein, there are countless examples of all the ways that the greatest athletes are different from the rest of us. What we are watching when we watch elite sports, then, is a contest among wildly disparate groups of people, who approach the starting line with an uneven set of genetic endowments and natural advantages. But when it comes to drugs, Major League Baseball--like most sports--draws the line.

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Is Political Correctness Coming to a Brand near You?

In the CEO Afterlife

The controversy over American sports team branding and mascots has been going on for years. Earls Restaurants is a very popular casual dining chain with 64 outlets in Canada, Arizona, Washington and Colorado. Twenty-five years ago, they launched a whimsical brand of beer called Albino Rhino.

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The 15 Best Free Team Leadership Podcasts

Great Results Team Building

That said, if you have tired of top 40 music and sports talk radio and would like to motivate yourself with a varied collection of interesting ideas, experiment for a few days with using your drive time as an opportunity to expand on your education. 15 – GRANTLAND SPORTS.

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Chameleons With A Heart: A Portrait Of More Human Leadership

Terry Starbucker

Here were the 3 core styles they noted: 1) “Sports Coaches” – energetic, organized, goal setter, teacher, no-nonsense & tough, strictly professional. “Nowadays, leaders need to wear many hats.

Phil Jackson's 11 Principle's of Mindful Leadership

Leading Blog

Basketball is an action sport, and most people involved in it are high-energy individuals who love to do something—anything—to solve problems. Phil Jackson, considered one of the greatest coaches in the history of the National Basketball Association, has won 11 titles as a coach. The most in NBA history. Eleven Rings is a memoir that, for me, is more about leadership and relationships than basketball. Jackson''s principles are worth taking a look at.

I Get No Respect -- A Look at "Dangerfield" Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

The leadership to management one–two punch is one of those realities that has to be understood (and not just in business, as it relates to sports, politics, medical procedures, and so on). I learned this from my experience in business and from sports.

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Staying Complaint as Compliance Moves Out of the Office

N2Growth Blog

While it’s all too easy to make clients, work or business the topic of conversation when you are socializing with your colleagues, you will have much more to talk about if you stay well informed about events or activities such as sports, current events, places to vacation or.

The Great Leadership Learning Matrix

Great Leadership By Dan

In sports, they're the Tom Bradys, the Peyton Mannings - superstar all-pros, but always the last ones off the practice field and putting in overtime studying film of their next opponent. “Everyone is an idiot, not just the people with low SAT scores.

Why Good Teams Make Bad Decisions

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

It can happen with any kind of team – a work team, sports team, political team, or volunteer team… in any kind of setting – business, government, school, non-profit. Did you ever watch in dismay as a good team began to make a series of bad decisions?

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What Would Your Headline Be?

Great Leadership By Dan

Rising stars in sports, business, religion, entertainment or government all fill the headlines. Their new book is The Alchemy of Authentic Leadership (2013).

Let’s Stop Confusing Cooperation and Teamwork with Collaboration

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

We can find examples of effective teamwork in all types of environments – sports, military, and even historically in politics (e.g. Often the words collaboration, coordination, and cooperation are used to describe effective teamwork.

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An Insight to March Madness Winning

Coaching Tip

A sports analogy for finding the "sweet spot:'' "It is the championship game. I don''t mean that I was a good sport about it--that I''d played my best and had nothing to be ashamed of. Books Current Affairs Leadership Memes Personal Coaching Skills Sports Success

Why Leaders Need to Stop Making the Decisions

Great Leadership By Dan

The process is just plain fun for the decision-maker because it mirrors the joy found in playing team sports. Guest post from Dennis Bakke: I believe the vast majority of people are creative, trustworthy, and capable of making meaningful decisions at work.

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9 Things You Must Forget from Your School

Rajesh Setty

Your student life is mainly a solo sport with teams coming in for additional support. The moment you enter the marketplace, you realize that you are playing a team sport. Main Page african proverb marketplace school solo sport team sport

The Status of Women in Media Is Not Good

Women on Business

Only 11% of sports editors in 2011 were women. Furthermore, just 10% of sports columnists and 7% of sports reporters in 2011 were women. The status of women in U.S. media in 2012 isn’t good. In fact, it’s extremely disappointing. Women’s Media Center put together a variety of statistics from research conducted by various organizations over the past couple of years and published the data in a report called “ The Status of Women in the U.S. Media 2012.”

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The Best Kind of Performance Review

Coaching Tip

Think of a sports team: A coach doesn''t wait until the end of a season to give his players feedback ," he says. Source: Bloomberg BusinessWeek, November 2013.

For the Want of Real Leaders, N.F.L. Culture Will Stay Lost

First Friday Book Synopsis

Culture Will Stay Lost Fox Sports George Steinbrenner Jonathan Martin Juliet Macur Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito Michael Vick National Football League Roger Goodell The New York Times Here is an excerpt from an especially thoughtful article by Juliet Macur for The New York Times during which she provides an update on the background and current status of issues by no means unique to the Miami Dolphins, a National Football League franchise.