3 Ways Sports Viewing Can Up Your Leadership Game

Professional sports teams offer three valuable lessons for building effective teams in business. First, hire people who make the team more successful, rather than superstars. The 1990s Chicago Bulls was successful because of its strong supporting cast, not because of its elite players. Second, build a deep bench; invest in the development of your middle 70% performers. Finally, lead like your favorite coach, and inspire and empower your team. Much of the 1990s Bulls’ success was due to coach Phil Jackson’s ability to cultivate a winning culture.

Key Takeaways:

  • Diversity on the court translates well to the board room in that you need rock stars as much as support players
  • Keep your favorite coach on mind as you lead to use their takeaways and opportunities to your advantage.
  • Don’t forget to hire what the team needs not what is your favorite since everyone is needed and just the Jordan’s.

“Watching sports can provide a positive distraction from work stress, give you fodder for conversation with colleagues and clients, and help you feel more connected to a community.”

Read more: https://www.inc.com/bruce-poon-tip/3-ways-sports-viewing-can-up-your-leadership-game.html

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