Lessons in teamwork, straight from the pitch to the office
Elite athletes know all about being on high-performance teams and they have much to teach business about building a winning team culture, writes former Ireland star Gordon D’Arcy
The average career in professional rugby lasts eight years. I was particularly lucky that mine spanned close to 18. Team sport is fantastic for creating and nurturing life skills. Supported in a positive fashion, these skills are eminently transferable to the corporate world. Elite athletes want a challenge; they are driven, competitive and usually humble.
These are the standout characteristics you tend to find among ex-athletes, but I believe the softer people skills that are deeply...
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