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Leadership Principles: Advice From a Top Coach

by Oct 5, 2017

A lot of similarities can be drawn between sports and career success. Both involve competition, practice, and most importantly leadership. Similar to a game of golf, building your career requires skill and patience.

Dan Pickett sees the link between sports and career success too. In his article, he draws a parallel between golf and the workplace. He takes tips from a top gold coach to apply to one’s self to be the best leader they can be. Here are some of our favorite components:

  • Don’t try to fix everything at once: Similar to a game of golf, take on challenges one step at a time and in small pieces. Tackle an issue (or issues) in small bits instead of looking at one giant problem. Seeing it this way can be overwhelming, and it won’t help you find solutions! Analyze a situation in small parts, and go from there. As a leader, this will help your team focus on the goal and will in turn help them feel less overwhelmed too.
  • Focus on results, not methodology: Focusing too much on the process clouds one’s view of the goal. If a golfer focused too much on every single step of the game instead of the big picture, it may take them an agonizingly long time to solve. Remember what the purpose of all your work is, and don’t lose sight of the big picture.

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