Wisdom from Sports Coaches You May Not Have Heard

Lead Change Blog

We revere sports coaches. They’re all from famous sports coaches. Business is a team sport. John Wooden may be the most quoted sports coach there is. The post Wisdom from Sports Coaches You May Not Have Heard appeared first on Lead Change. Leadership Inspiration sports coach Coaching Leadership Success wisdomPosters and coffee cups are festooned with their wisdom and insight. We love the legend of the locker room speech that inspired a team to victory.

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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. One day, I accidently observed my colleague coaching one of her employees. I thought she didn’t handle the interaction correctly. A fan of peer-to-peer coaching (I’d been to a seminar!),

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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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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? I have the incredible privilege of leading Truth@Work roundtable groups in my region in which Christian business and ministry leaders gather together once per month for four hours.

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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. From tennis to hockey, basketball to boxing there are many different types of sports. Yet all sports have share some basic principles like practice, dedication, concentration, physical ability and more.

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Is Business a Combination of Sport and War?

In the CEO Afterlife

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. Success in business does not have to hinge on the sport and war analogy. Human Resources Leadership Marketing Strategy Apple Business competition Culture Entrepreneurship In the CEO Afterlife John Richard Bell Research in Motion RIM Sport Vision War

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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 […].

Creativity is a Contact Sport

Talent Anarchy

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

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. Vishal said: Amongst other sports […].

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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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. This is what I was doing in the late 1980s – advising HR departments about identifying future leaders in their companies and creating programs to form them into better leaders.

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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. When someone tells me how Football or Baseball or Hockey or choose your sport are great example of organizations and team-work. Are you a sports fan? What analogies do you find with sports and your work?

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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. When people are speaking, they require our undivided attention. We focus on them; we listen very carefully. We listen to the spoken words and the unspoken messages.

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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: 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. The first is we don’t want to hear it and the second is we don’t want to give it. The reason we don’t want to hear it is because negative feedback is inconsistent with our self-image and so we reject it.

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Leadership.an Olympic sport ?

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

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. Take the following little test and see if you’ve got this bad habit running through your communication with colleagues, friends, and employees. Your assistant rushes into your office with news of an urgent document that needs your attention right away.

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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 […

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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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!

Overcoming Fear: Finding Confidence in a Scary World

RapidStart Leadership

Personal Development endurance sport fear Ironman triathlon kona leadership overcoming fear personal growth triathlonOvercoming fear begins by recognizing that fear comes from within and that we have power over it; Jodie's story of struggle and success shows how.

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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. Success in business does not have to hinge on the sport and war analogy. I’m going to admit at the outset that I was a strong proponent of Herzog’s concept for most of my career.

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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. But sports definitely ingrained life habits that helped prepare me for the challenges I would later face in life.

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

Sports and Musicals: Lessons in Leadership Effectiveness


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. 1, but a kind of dispirited consensus has taken hold about a sport that has been played on American campuses since 1869: its reputation has never been more damaged.

A Few Parallels Between Sports, Life and Leadership


Home Go to QAspire.com 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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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. Don’t just play your style,

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Stop Comparing Management to Sports

Harvard Business

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. Although there is nothing wrong with commitment and perseverance, I, however, think sport (much less war) is often an unhelpful analogy. Good management is not like a competitive sport. Why sports metaphors are damaging.

#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.”

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.

The CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods on Becoming a Gun Control Advocate

Harvard Business

Ed Stack, the chief executive of Dick’s Sporting Goods, decided after the Parkland school shooting to pull assault rifles and high-capacity magazines from all of his company’s stores. The controversial choice hurt revenues. But the retailer weathered the storm, thanks to inclusive and thoughtful decision-making, careful communication with all stakeholders, and a strategic shift to new product lines.

Champions Don’t Take Shortcuts

General Leadership

Sports are a great metaphor for life and I’ve gleaned countless leadership lessons from it. Guest Posts attitude Challenge character courage fields of friendly strife Inspiration Leadership leadership lessons from sports Lombardi macarthur Play Like A Champion Today success Team Texas high school football work ethicGeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link].

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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."

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

Managing Communities

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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 TrustJoe Torre, Hall of Fame former manager of the New York Yankees, really knew how to build trust, commitment and loyalty with his players. When players experienced slumps in performance, Torre had their backs.

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Why Sports Are a Terrible Metaphor for Business

Harvard Business

The buzz around the biggest game in America’s biggest sport is, as always, about more than football. Even as high-minded a publication as The Economist gets caught up every so often in the connections between sports and business. So the question becomes: What can sports in general, and football in particular, teach us about competition and success, talent and teamwork, value and values? Here’s what’s wrong with making analogies between sports and business.

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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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 leadersA few moments of truth often capture the essence of a leader’s character and define his legacy. One such moment for Carles Puyol, former center back and club captain of FC Barcelona, occurred in 2011 when he led the team to the Champions League title.

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