In a recent article, BBC Capital pointed out the relationship between performing well in sports and performing well in a career. The article explains that the discipline, self-motivation, and other abilities and traits necessary to succeed in sports—even at a recreational level—are key to succeeding professionally, too.
But if employees can learn from athletes, isn’t it logical that managers can learn from coaches? After all, the occupations share the same goal: managing a team to achieve a specific goal. Read on to find out what five things managers can learn from great sports coaches.
As swimming coach Gregg Troy, who’s coached a total of 68 Olympians, says, “I don’t plan on being disappointed. We plan on being really good, and obviously we plan on winning.” Though business victories might not earn you medals, they’re important nonetheless. And by continuously giving your people the guidance and tools they need to succeed, you can lift the performance of your entire team to the next level.
Source: http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20140724-star-player-star-employee http://edition.cnn.com/2013/10/01/business/can-football-managers-coach-leadership/ http://www.rd.com/slideshows/13-motivational-sports-quotes-from-olympic-coaches/#slideshow=slide14
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