It’s well said and well-proved! If you are successful in sports, you will be successful in your career too.
The point which has been proved yet again is that discipline, self-motivation, other abilities and traits necessary to succeed in sports—are also stepping stone to succeed professionally, too.
So the question that crops in one’s mind is the fact that if employees learn from athletes, isn’t it logical that managers learn from coaches too? This is because the occupations share the same goal which is to manage a team for achieving a specific goal. Here are the facts which show that sports helps in fixing vision and mission for a person:
1. Inculcates passion: The best sport stars are known for their passion toward their sports. They constantly study new ways to improve speed, agility, and strategy. Similarly, managers also need passion to shine through in their work. So if you know how to inculcate passion in your sport, you will be able to generate passion in your work too.
2. Focus on the individual: Sports helps a person to form teams which are made up of individuals. He knows precisely the capability of each individual. Similarly, in an office, you need to understand the responsibilities of your employees’ roles while knowing their strengths and weaknesses.
3. Determine the team dynamics necessary for success: Good sportsmen know which players need to interact and in what manner. They keep on trying to develop those interactions. As a manager in an organisation, you too can do something similar things. You should find a mission to determine which roles require interaction and synergy, and focus on helping your employees develop those interactions.
4. layers when they’ve won and they defend them too when they’ve made mistakes. Similarly, in an organisation, a manager showers compliments on achievements and corrects team when they have done some mistake.
5. Set up successes for people to build upon: Sportsmen set attainable goals and praise their players when they achieve them. This way, they create a culture of success. In an organisation, you can do the same thing by challenging your people to improve their skills.