In: Leadership, Life Advice

Lessons from Sports

Athletic competition offers a familiar but meaningful metaphor for winning, succeeding, pursing excellence and being disciplined. From deciding how to attack business challenges to seeking personal motivation, the answers you want may come from the multifaceted world of sports where learning to play ball has a myriad of meanings.


8 Book

Out Of Comfort Zone

Cutting Edge Business Lessons Based on Sports Psychology from the Experience of an Extreme Swimmer
Deniz Kayadelen
Deniz Kayadelen, 2020
9 Book

The Right Call

What Sports Teach Us About Work and Life
Sally Jenkins
Gallery Books, 2023
9 Article

Less, Better and for Longer

Five Ways Paris 2024 Is Delivering More Sustainable Games
Olympic Committee
International Olympic Committee, 2024
7 Book

Dominate The Game

How Life Changes When You Show Up
Jennifer A. Garrett
Motivation Champs Publishing, 2023
9 Book

The Power of Playing Offense

A Leader's Playbook for Personal and Team Transformation
Paul Epstein
Amplify, 2021
8 Book

Business the NHL Way

Lessons from the Fastest Game on Ice
Norm O'Reilly and Rick Burton
University of Toronto Press, 2022
9 Article

Money Really Talks in the NCAA

High-level college sports have long been operated like a business, generating billions in revenue each year. And finally, top athletes are able to share in a piece of the pie. But just how exactly does the NCAA's new status quo operate?
Brian Boyle
Daily Upside, 2023
8 Book

The Leader’s Mind

How Great Leaders Prepare, Perform, and Prevail
Jim Afremow and Phil White
HarperCollins Leadership, 2021
8 Book

It Takes What It Takes

How to Think Neutrally and Gain Control of Your Life
Trevor Moawad and Andy Staples
HarperOne, 2020
8 Video
Boomer Esiason et al.
Talks at Google, 2019

An Economist Goes to the Game

How to Throw Away $580 Million and Other Surprising Insights from the Economics of Sports
Paul Oyer
Yale UP, 2022
8 Book

Management Wisdom from the New York Yankees' Dynasty

What Every Manager Can Learn from a Legendary Team
Lance A. Berger and Dorothy R. Berger
Lance Berger, Dorothy Berger, 2005