IS THERE A CORRELATION BETWEEN LEADERSHIP IN SPORTS AND BUSINESS? IF SO, WHAT ARE THE SIMILARITIES?
I definitely think so. I also believe it may not just be in sport: it could be in art, it could be in music, it could be in computer programming. It could be in anything that you're passionate about.
One of the keys to success in leadership is to be able to be a leader outside of what you do on a professional level. Is it raising money? Are you a philanthropist? Are you doing not-for-profit work? The passion that you have outside of work can relate to the passions that you do inside of your work. You can take those character traits - they're really mutually beneficial, both in the professional world and in the world of sport, or art, music, or anything like that shifts your focus. That allows you to be passionate. That allows you to be someone who you really are.
Those similarities are there and are ingrained in leadership. Sometimes sport is an individual sport, or sometimes it's a team sport. Having the ability to throw it out there - to put it all on the line - is key for success both in business, sport, and whatever you're passionate about. So if you can teach someone to get out of their comfort zone, you'll forever change their lives.