As many of you know, the foundation of my leadership training and my own life experience is in the world of sport. It was early in my career as a leadership trainer that I made the connection between what is required to be a high-performance athlete and a high-performance leader. This connection laid the groundwork for the ’10 Principles of Leadership and Life’. As the athletes return to their respective homes after the closing ceremonies of the latest Olympic games, it’s an ideal time to think about that connection by reviewing some of what we saw transpire over the last few weeks.
When people think of the Olympics, they generally assume it’s about competing at the highest level. That is definitely true, but there is a lot of valuable lessons to learn if you look below the surface. The Olympic games will always reward teamwork, dedication, and resiliency. Here are a few examples of that at the 2018 games.
1. The Importance of Working with Teammates: Germany’s men’s ice hockey team was one goal away from one of the most improbable Olympic performances of all time. They fell just short of […]