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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.

Goal Setting vs. Goal Sitting

Chris Brady

Perhaps the best course of action (and I can hardly believe I'm writing the words) is to line up with everyone else and set some 2011 goals for ourselves. So how can we set goals that won't disappear faster than a politician's promise? Goals must be specific 2.

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The Starting Point for All Good Teams – A Spirit of Collaboration (with a lesson from Sports Night)

First Friday Book Synopsis

See a team’s made up of a group of individuals — Individuals who forsake their own individual needs to pursue a common goal. The team goal.… … Read More The Starting Point for All Good Teams – A Spirit of Collaboration (with a lesson from Sports Night). I think, as a New Year’s resolution, you should re-dedicate yourself to the idea that this is a team. You play for a team. A team with many players.

Sports Teams Are NOT Work Teams

Create Learning

I am not a sports fan, and when I am leading team building & leadership retreats for Corporate Teams the topic comes up. I have lead programs with professional and college level sports teams, and learned a great deal about the similarities and differences. Are you a sports fan?

Stop Comparing Management to Sports

Harvard Business Review

Often, when I’m asked to give a speech on strategy at some company event or conference, I find that one of the other speakers is a former professional sports player. Good management is not like a competitive sport. Why sports metaphors are damaging.

Why Do People Fail to Adopt Better Management Methods?

Curious Cat

It became statistically pretty obvious that 3 point attempts were more valuable than regular field goal attempts (the expect value was greater – that is you score more points). Competition Innovation Management Psychology change leadership Process improvement sports

How to Coach, According to 5 Great Sports Coaches

Harvard Business Review

Business is not a sport. Instead, “set small goals and hit them.” ” “When you set small, visible goals, and people achieve them, they start to get it into their heads that they can succeed. Set clear goals and milestones, and celebrate when you hit them.

Reaching for goals: triumph and tragedy

The Organized Executive's Blog

Last week two images of men reaching for their goals in sports arenas revealed a powerful leadership lesson to me. With the Bengals at his heels, Polamalu is stretching the ball forward to cross the goal line inside the pylon as he goes down. To me it shows an amazing, focused effort to reach a goal. Once again revealing his commitment to the team goal. Even the best of us can lose sight of the ultimate goal. Leadership goals Shannon Stone Troy Polamalu

Dealing with Conflict | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Leadership is a full-contact sport, and if you cannot address conflict in a healthy, productive fashion then you should not be in a leadership role.

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The 7 E’s Required for Social Media Success

Modern Servant Leader

My favorite Sports store, Gazelle Sports , does a great job at this. After purchasing a pair of running shoes, the sales representative (Vicki) sent me a note, encouraging my goal of participation in a marathon. There are 7 E’s required for social media success.

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4 Leadership Lessons We Can Learn From The Olympics

Tanveer Naseer

With the latest edition of the Summer Olympic Games now well under way in Rio, there is naturally much interest in the outcomes of various sporting events.

How to Meet Your Daily Goals

CEO Blog

This is a guest post by Jessica Edmondson We’ve all been there – that moment when accomplishing a set of daily goals seems about as likely as winning the lottery while vacationing on the sunny shores of the French Riviera. Accomplishing any set of daily goals begins with understanding that you must have priorities. Make a List: Sometimes it helps to list your priorities so you’ll have a visual reference to help you manage your daily goals and budget some time for each project.

What It Takes To Overcome Distractions In The Workplace

Tanveer Naseer

Although Charlie had past experience covering various sporting events, he wasn’t very familiar with the rowing/kayaking event, and so he spent much of his time at this Summer Olympic Games speaking to rowers from various countries to learn more about their sport.

Are You Helping Your Employees To Reach Their Potential?

Tanveer Naseer

The goal of this school-based program is simple – to provide these students with both a knowledge base and hands-on experience that will allow them to join the workforce at the end of the three year program.

Corralling Competition for Greatest Benefit

Kevin Eikenberry

When you watch any sporting event you see competition in action. Seldom will any type of broadcasted sporting event be completed without the commentators talking about competition and the competitive nature of the players. While the traits and attitudes of competitiveness are lauded on sports fields and in arenas, many people don’t like sports-to-business analogies, [.]. Leadership Learning Setting Goals Success competition productivity

What Leaders Need To Do To Help Their Employees Succeed

Tanveer Naseer

With its hot lime green chassis, checker-board banana seat, and a sports car-inspired gear shift affixed to the bike body just in front of the seat, this bike looked more like a hot rod than a conventional bicycle.

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. For starters, women must understand what is considered a win, what behaviors and goals will be rewarded, and what qualities are characteristic of a strong team player.

Play Team Sports To Build Leadership Skills

Eric Jacobson

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 Play Team Sports To Build Leadership Skills Todays high school and college team sport athletes are learning leadership skills that will serve them well when they enter the workforce. skip to main | skip to sidebar Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership Welcome!

Don’t be LIN-blinded: Why you need to SIFT through your talent (Jeremy Lin Style)

ReThink HR

Baffled, everyone in the league, from sports commentators to fans, couldn’t stop this guy and his team from winning. This means that you also need to develop goals for you and them to adjust periodically and appropriately! All of us know the story of a guy named Tim Tebow.

How Sports (Or Band) Can Make You A Better Leader

Eric Jacobson

Thursday, September 23, 2010 How Sports (Or Band) Can Make You A Better Leader LinkedIn members continue to offer their insights on my recent discussion question about whether playing high school and/or college sports can help to make you a better business leader.

Leadership “Moment of Truth” for FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi

Michael Lee Stallard

Another moment of truth in Puyol’s career came when he stopped two teammates from excessive celebrating following a goal. A few moments of truth often capture the essence of a leader’s character and define his legacy.

Your Voice of Encouragement: Quotes about Leadership to Inspire You

Your Voice of Encouragement

skip to main | skip to sidebar Wednesday, July 7, 2010 Quotes about Leadership to Inspire You I’ve always loved great quotations, whether the words were spoken by a famous author, scientist, celebrity, sports figure or historical person.

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Orrin Woodward Leadership Team :: Competition, Excuses, and Free Trade

Orrin Woodward

Ideas have consequences and the goal of this blog is to discuss ideas of consequence. The goal of this blog is to help us identify and follow truth in all areas of our lives.

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Evan Lysacek - A Good Affirmation and a Gold Medal

Building Personal Strength

In the February 19th San Antonio Express-News sports section, the headline read, "Evan Almighty." Most sports psychologists recommend affirmations and visualization to enhance the performance their athlete clients. Sports Fortune Cookies Affirmation Evan Lysacek Olympics

The Wisdom of Coach Vince Lombardi

Building Personal Strength

In addition to physical ability and talent in the sport, coaches need their players to exhibit various forms of inner strength. Another often-quoted sports celebrity is the late Vince Lombardi (1913-1970), legendary coach of the Green Bay Packers.

Orrin Woodward Leadership Team :: Source Code for Success

Orrin Woodward

Ideas have consequences and the goal of this blog is to discuss ideas of consequence. The goal of this blog is to help us identify and follow truth in all areas of our lives.

How to Play to Win Rather than not to Lose

Leadership Freak

Start worrying when sports teams play to protect their lead rather than build it. Appreciation Change Coaching Goals Leading Motivation Taking others higher Values adequate resources center stage Culture Growth Leadership Development Organizational Development standard operating procedure** Playing to win trumps playing not to lose, always. Athletic play declines and scores erode when play degenerate into protecting the score. Playing not to lose is playing it safe.

7 Leadership Lessons From Riding The Paddle Board

Tanveer Naseer

If you’re not familiar with it, stand-up paddle (SUP) boarding is one of the fasting growing sports around. business Guest Posts leadership Recent Posts failure fear focus goals perception teamwork visionThe following is a guest post by Julie Winkle Giulioni. During our recent family vacation, I greeted the dawn most days from my stand-up paddle board.

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5 Key Steps To Cultivating Success In Your Organization

Tanveer Naseer

Whether your organization is looking to address the challenges being brought forth by today’s global economy or simply to make some changes to keep on course with your objectives, the following five steps should prove fruitful in helping to drive your employees’ efforts towards your shared goals. As any sports coach will tell you, a star player is of little use if they don’t work with the rest of the team to win the game.

Learn From The Best Sports Coaches

Eric Jacobson

News & World Report magazine that there are three things that coaches as leaders must do to drive success: "Have everyone on the team focus on the same goal." And, the leader must effectively communicate that goal to the team. Emphasize those goals every day." Understand that although everyone has a common goal, individuals also have goals, needs and dreams that must be cared for."

3 Inspiring Lessons On Leadership From The Olympics

Tanveer Naseer

As much as the Olympics represent the pinnacle of the sporting world, they are also the source of a number of inspiring stories that showcase both the human spirit and what we can accomplish when we strive to be our best. By encouraging such a viewpoint, leaders can tap into their employees’ motivational drive to contribute meaningfully to their organization’s goals by framing their efforts in terms of how others will benefit from their efforts to help their team succeed.

3 Inspiring Lessons On Leadership From The Olympics

Tanveer Naseer

As much as the Olympics represent the pinnacle of the sporting world, they are also the source of a number of inspiring stories that showcase both the human spirit and what we can accomplish when we strive to be our best. By encouraging such a viewpoint, leaders can tap into their employees’ motivational drive to contribute meaningfully to their organization’s goals by framing their efforts in terms of how others will benefit from their efforts to help their team succeed.

3 Ways To Successfully Attain Any Goal In Life.

Rich Gee Group

home about rich our team news our fans services executive coach business coach speaking inspire media knowledge books affiliates contact Rich Gee Group 203.500.2421 3 Ways To Successfully Attain Any Goal In Life. Also break out the goal into smaller, more attainable goals (see #3).

New Book Shows You How To Set A Goal And Then Reach That Goal

Eric Jacobson

Monday, January 17, 2011 New Book Shows You How To Set A Goal And Then Reach That Goal Social psychologist, Heidi Grant Halvorson, wrote Succeed to help you understand how goals work, what tends to go wrong, and what you can do to reach your goals or to help others reach theirs.

Prepare to move up the ladder

Bud to Boss

Whether you started your supervisory position last year or yesterday, it’s never too early to work toward your long-term career goals. Become involved in your community by coaching a sports team, volunteering with a local nonprofit or joining a neighborhood association. Age Issues Leadership career goals Creativity problem-solving promotions self-improvement

Leading with Trust

Great Leadership By Dan

The co-head of investment banking at Goldman Sachs said, “The goal is for our analysts to want to be here for a career. Guest post by Paul J. Zak, PhD : One-third of business leaders surveyed in 2015 said that retaining colleagues is their number one concern.

What Babe Ruth Can Teach Leaders About Facing Today’s Challenges

Tanveer Naseer

Being Canadian, I’m sure it comes as little surprise that I’m not much of a baseball fan (growing up, hockey, football and soccer were the sports I preferred playing). Of course, you don’t have to be a fan of baseball to enjoy or relate to the wonderful stories, both humorous and inspiring, which have become a part of this sport’s history. business communication leadership Recent Posts accomplishment Babe Ruth failure focus goals grit passion teamwork

What can the St. Louis Cardinals teach us about workplace performance?

Bud to Boss

What they needed was to learn how to set goals, focus on their priorities, stay positive, be disciplined and win. That’s because you can’t accomplish a goal without first having a sound process in place. I call these process goals. The following is a guest post by Dr. Jason Selk.

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3 Indisputable Reasons Why Everyone Needs a Coach!

Marshall Goldsmith

Sports for instance. In sports, we welcome coaching because we need an expert eye correcting our technique, exhorting us to try harder, and reminding us to maintain our poise in the game-day environment of competition. Everyone needs a coach.

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Missing Ingredients: Finding the Right Team Recipe

Leading Blog

all of these things I experienced and developed to one degree or another through sports. And when the discussion is about team sports, coaching, leadership, chemistry, relationships, role players, and all-stars become a natural part of the conversation. Just as with any sports team, there is no "correct" structure for a group – but everyone must know, accept, and perform their roles effectively if the team hopes to be successful.

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