There are many work lessons in sports. Ranging from team spirit to adaptability and endurance, sports can teach us much about ourselves that we can apply to our organizations.
Posts Tagged: sports
The ingredients of sportsmanship – treating others with respect, giving it your all and playing fair – are values that we can all seek to achieve – on and off the field.
I believe taking inspiration from the wonderful world of sports can equip us to be better government leaders. Want to be a champion? Want to turn your workplace team into a dynasty for the ages? Here are three key areas where we can learn from our favorite coaches, players, and sports personalities.
I’m having a rough year as a sports fan. And to put the final nail in the coffin on a bad sports season, my least favorite team in all professional sports, the New England Patriots, have once again found their way into the Super Bowl. I want to make one thing clear: I have noRead… Read more »
Football players may bear the brunt of the work on the field, but in the weeks, months, and even years leading up to the Super Bowl, dozens of government agencies go on the offensive. While it’s no shock that local city, county, and state agencies have a front-and-center role in the NFL game, many federal agenciesRead… Read more »
The 2012 Olympics were important for female athletes everywhere. For the first time since, well, ever, every nation competing fielded at least one female athlete. Which was great. Of course, we also had Hairgate, where Twitter users got their collective panties in a bunch because Gabby Douglas was more concerned with winning two gold medalsRead… Read more »
The Gov Loop NFL Pool is gearing up for the 2012-2013 season! No buy-in, no pay-out, no money involved, just bragging rights for the week and a beautiful metal water bottle prize for most correct picks over the season. I’ll be posting the weekly pool sheet in the NFL POOL Discussion in The Break RoomRead… Read more »
By Sam Williford, Associate Consultant Plans by the state of New Jersey announced by Governor Chris Christie yesterday to defy federal law raises some interesting questions about the balance of power between the states and federal government. This standoff however is not about the Affordable Care Act, but about a 1992 federal ban on sportsRead… Read more »
Stan Wier is a talented high school basketball player who is driven to challenge himself and improve his skills. As explained in a Buffalo News article, Stan has purposely played for three different high school teams, one of which was out of state in an effort to challenge himself and become better as a player.Read… Read more »
In my book, Confessions of a Government Man, I offer some tongue-in-cheek negotiating advice. My chapter on negotiating is appropriately called, The Sport of Negotiating, not only because negotiating is a sport to some, but because I draw many lessons from the sporting world. In one of my career assignments with GSA I headed aRead… Read more »