Learning From Football Managers

Modern business managers can learn from their football counterparts, especially when dealing with motivation and teamwork.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


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Keeping employees motivated and committed is crucial in today’s economy, and football teaches the importance of motivating individuals to achieve the highest team performance.

An article by David Bolchover in Bnet.com summarizes five concepts that arise from football management and are applicable to management in any industry.

1. There is no relationship between functional expertise and managerial ability
2. Talent is meaningless unless it’s deployed in its most fitting context
3. Managers adapt their style to individuals.
4. Managers are highly visible and accessible
5. Managers promote self-belief.

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