Coaching is a Participative Sport

Lead Change Blog

The post Coaching is a Participative Sport appeared first on Lead Change. “I didn’t like you much after that,” said a former colleague and now friend as we reminisced about our early days in management. Back then, we were both newly promoted managers working for the same boss.

Leadership is a Team Sport

Joseph Lalonde

The post Leadership is a Team Sport appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Guest Posts guest post Jim Lange leadership sport teams I feel like the most blessed person on this planet. The reason?

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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.

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Odisha leading the sustainable culture of developing players and sports infrastructure in India

CEO Insider

The Indian state of Odisha which has established itself as the ‘Sports Capital of India’ will now boast of having a local Indian Super League (ISL) football team – Odisha FC. Dev, Odisha Sports and Tourism secretary to know more about the new team.

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11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Innovation is a team sport, not a siloed endeavor. 11 Proven Ways to. Turn Your Culture Into. a Culture of Innovation 2 // 19Spigit: 11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Existing Culture Into a Culture of Innovation 1 2 94% of senior executives in a research study by McKinsey said.

7 Ways Leadership is Like Sports

Modern Servant Leader

Anyone can practice leadership or sports, but not everyone will succeed. Not everyone has the same capacity for sports or leadership. ” Here are 7 ways that leadership and sports are alike: 1. Sports and leadership are no exception.

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The Upset: Life (Sports), Death … And the Legacy WE Leave in the Middle

Kevin Eikenberry

The post The Upset: Life (Sports), Death … And the Legacy WE Leave in the Middle appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. By Tyler Trent with John Driver You may have heard of Tyler Trent, the Purdue student some called “the superfan.”

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Creativity is a Contact Sport

Talent Anarchy 1

How to maximize Inquiry over Advocacy Within Workplace Dynamics. I am a bit of a loner.

Leadership Is a Contact Sport

Marshall Goldsmith

My career as an executive coach began many years ago with a phone call from the CEO of a Fortune 100 company. I had just given a leadership clinic to the CEO’s human resources department.

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Cowlishaw’s List of Sports Books is Intriguing

First Friday Book Synopsis

Today, I saw that he published his list of the top 50 sports books, in an article entitled “By My Reading…” (March 15, 2015, p. I enjoy listening to Tim Cowlishaw in Dallas every afternoon on 103.FM. He is a prominent columnist and reporter for SportsDay in the Dallas Morning News. 14C) Click the link […].

Learning is More Than a Spectator Sport


Years of attending training programs where I sat in a chair and listened to PowerPoint presentations had made me weary of such events. After the training was finished, I’d head back to the office and the material I was given in the program would sit on my desk for a week or two as I got involved in the day to day craziness. I might tell the staff about what I’d learned but eventually, the books would go up on the shelf and gather dust. I was a spectator.

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Sports Teams Are NOT Work Teams

Mike Cardus

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?

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Leadership Is a Contact Sport: Listen

Marshall Goldsmith

In her book My Life in Leadership , Frances Hesselbein, former CEO of the Girl Scouts, CEO of The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute, and one of the greatest leaders I’ve ever met, wrote one of the best descriptions of listening and leadership I’ve ever read: “Listening is an art.

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Leadership Is a Contact Sport: Ask

Marshall Goldsmith

“Soliciting feedback” is just what the words imply. It is when we solicit opinions from people about what we are doing wrong. As simple as it sounds, it is not always so simple. Most people have two problems dealing with negative feedback. This may not sound like many, but they are big problems.

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Leadership Is a Contact Sport: Think

Marshall Goldsmith

Thinking before speaking is a challenge for a lot of people. It might even be hard for you, especially if you are trying to prove to the world how smart you are.

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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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Respond: Leadership Is a Contact Sport

Marshall Goldsmith

If there is one thing I know, it’s how to respond to feedback. A pioneer in the use of customized, 360 degree feedback (confidential feedback from direct reports, peers and managers) as a leadership development tool, I’ve spent the last 30 years using feedback to help people change for the better.

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Chartered Management Institute

Post the Olympics it seems many from the sporting world are being sought out by organisations to inspire their people.but how about their value in relation to leadership and overall organisational performance ? You are not watching this post, click to start watching read more

Is Business a Combination of Sport and War?


The notion of business as a combination of sport and war was attributed to Emile Herzog (1885-1967), a French author who used the pen name, Andre Maurois. As for sport, the game of market share was an easy way to track success.

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Big Data May Already Be Disrupting Your Favorite Sport

First Friday Book Synopsis

i’m in a waiting room, away from my iMac, so, this will be without my usual links. Sorry about that. I have recently read two articles, one about the rise of 3-point shooting in the NBA, and one about changes in starting pitcher duration in MLB. Here’s what they have in common – new use […

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.

NCAA's Leadership Failure in Governing the Commercialization of College Sports

Coaching Tip

This is not news to the university football and basketball programs that fund most of the other university-sponsored sports programs while favorably encouraging alumni to generously contribute to the general fund of each university.

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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!

Sports and Musicals: Lessons in Leadership Effectiveness


Tracy Dolgin (the YES cable sports network) in “The Corner Office”

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here are a few insights provided during an interview of Tracy Dolgin, president and chief executive of the YES cable sports network, who says companies often promote people for doing [.]. Bob's blog entries Adam Bryant Corner Office column Ruth Fremson SundayBusiness section The Corner Office: Indispensable and Unexpected Lessons from CEOs on How to Lead and Succeed The New York Times the YES cable sports network Times Books Tracy Dolgin

Team Sports - How They Help Teens

Building Personal Strength

Thursday, January 27, 2011 Team Sports - How They Help Teens I remember a conversation I had at a dinner party a few years ago. I said, "Well, for one thing, involvement in team sports can make a big difference in setting people up success."

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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

… 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. 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.…

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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.

PERSONAL STRENGTH - More Wisdom from Sports Heroes

Building Personal Strength

I recently rebuked the stereotype that athletes are "dumb jocks" by posting a collection of quotes from sports heroes of the past - and I only got through the A's and B's in my collection! It turns out that sports is a microcosm of life and players on of the fields of friendly strife can teach all of us some things about personal strength. Sports Personal Strength Inspirational Quotes

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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A Few Parallels Between Sports, Life and Leadership


Home Go to Guest Posts Disclaimer A Few Parallels Between Sports, Life and Leadership Last few months, I have been playing Table Tennis regularly. That’s what every sport teaches us!

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#Leadership is a Contact Sport by @CoachGoldsmith

Management Craft

Marshall Goldsmith sent me a link to his wonderful article (co-authored by Howard Morgan) from Strategy + Business called, Leadership is a Contact Sport. Do you know the power of following up? Hint - massive) Check out and share the article, it is very interesting. Here are a couple of quotes from the article: "Leadership, it’s clear from this research, is a relationship. And the most important participants in this relationship are not the coach and the “coachee.”

Champions Don’t Take Shortcuts

General Leadership

Sports are a great metaphor for life and I’ve gleaned countless leadership lessons from it. and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link].

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How Joe Torre Gained the Trust of His Players

Michael Lee Stallard

Leadership Earning Trust Gaining Employees' Trust Gaining Trust Great Leaders Great Sports Leaders Joe Torre Joe Torre Leadership Leadership Best Practices sports leaders Trust Winning Trust

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When the Person at the Top is a Jerk – a lesson from Aaron Sorkin’s Sports Night (Casey Learns the Names)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Kouzes Janel Moloney Kouzes and Posner Leadership listening Peter Krause Saron Sorkin Sports Night team buildingHonored and not diminished. That’s how we all want to feel. James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Pozner, Encouraging the Heart: A Leaders Guide to Rewarding and Encouraging Others —– I have probably presented my synopsis of Encouraging the Heart by Kouzes and Posner more than any other book synopsis. (I I presented this again at a [.]. Randy's blog entries bad boss Barry Z.

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

Michael Lee Stallard

Leadership Carles Puyol FC Barcelona Great athletes Great Leaders Leadership Traits Lionel Messi michael lee stallard Professional Soccer sports leaders sports leadership examples sports stars unexpected leaders

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Michael Jordan’s Transformation Contributed to His Success

Michael Lee Stallard

What sports fan in the 1980s and 1990s wasn’t inspired by Michael Jordan, arguably the greatest basketball player ever? His last-second jump shots, airborne dunks, and tenacious defensive coverage made him a crowd-pleasing favorite.

Opportunity – Which Flag Are You Flying?

Lead Change Blog

Living 13 miles away from Loudon, New Hampshire, places me next door to New England’s largest sporting venue, the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Self Leadership Management Motor Sports supervision

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Learn From The Best Sports Coaches

Eric Jacobson

Former University of Kansas head basketball coach Roy Williams recently told U.S. 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."

Compose, Don’t Impose

General Leadership

Guest Posts Athletics ESPN Hirneisen Leadership NFL and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. Men and women want to do a good job.

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The Captain Class: The Hidden Force That Creates the World’s Greatest Teams

Kevin Eikenberry

by Sam Walker Tune in to any sports talk show on a slow sports day, or sit at the bar of any local sports hangout, and this question will inevitably come up: What is the greatest team ever? This eternal question was asked by Sam Walker, who led the introduction of a sports section at […]. Leadership & Supervisory Skills Personal & Professional Development greatest sports teams team building

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Fantasy Sports, Movie Clubs and Activities That Take Your Members Away to Bring Them Closer

Managing Communities

Please Update Your RSS Feed Subscription This feed has moved to: [link] I apologize for the trouble. For more details, please read my post on the matter. Thank you. Community Cultivation

Stretching Into the Challenge

Lead Change Blog

I am volunteering for Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports (VASS). Leadership Development Adaptive Snow Sports Leadership Skiing VASSII believe that when we stretch ourselves in one part of our lives, that stretch shows up in other parts of our lives.

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