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.
Posts Tagged: sports
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 no... 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. Super Bowl XLIX is on February 1, 2015 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona and will pit the Seattle... 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 medals... 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 Room... 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 sports... 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 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 a... Read more »
I was watching Sportscenter yesterday and, as I saw Sean Avery's idiotic comment, a crazy thought went through my head. Avery's comment was surely embarrassing and offensive to his team and to the NHL. His team and the league clearly would have preferred he had not said anything like that. However, both the team and... Read more »