Many Team Precision Innovation Group members were once athletes, and many of us still exercise and play in leagues. This is not a coincidence: playing a sport is one of the best ways to learn leadership traits that can guide us in our career journeys.
Anyone who’s ever trained for a big match, race, or event knows how much a positive mind-set matters. When someone has his or her head in the right place, they can muster up the motivation to conquer any challenge. This is even more impactful for those who play team sports, or work in a collaborative office like ours, since one person’s attitude can affect everyone. There’s also the charisma angle to consider. Those who are attentive, energetic, and enjoy what they do are magnetic, attracting others to them. This is an effective tool in the marketplace, and on the field.
Sports also teach how to set goals, a vital skill for success in any endeavor. Well-set objectives will include deadlines, metrics by which to determine progress, and daily action steps to help maintain momentum, all built-in features of training for a competition. Working toward a sports goal will also teach valuable soft skills like creativity and grit, two Precision Innovation Group traits we admire.
Along with health and social benefits, playing sports can make someone a better professional too. Follow Precision Innovation Group on LinkedIn to see other ways your life experiences have prepared you for success.