What made the people who reached on top of their game, become so successful that the world wants to walk in their footsteps. Their values and lessons are worshiped by many. Here are some sports legends who touched the sky with their talent and skills and these are some of the leadership lessons they advised for all.
Perceived as the greatest basketball player of all times, Micheal Jordan has numerous reasons for his success. His mantra of successful leadership is to help make other people better. Basketball being a team sport, the performance of any one or two players does not mean much. Therefore in order to win, you have to work as a team and that can only be achieved by helping fellow teammates.
Tiger Woods, an American professional Golfer, holds numerous golf records. Woods’ leadership lesson says that leaders must take responsibility for their actions and have a growth mindset. Hence, own your mistakes proudly and admit when you are wrong. Failure is our best teacher. We grow by learning from our mistakes. Therefore, own it and work on it.
Muhammad Ali took over the boxing world by a blast. He has inspired people from everywhere in all walks of life. His views on leadership qualities promote resilience and never cheat hard work because there are no shortcuts to hard work. Yes, you may fail a couple of times but you must stay resilient and learn from those mistakes and work hard on them till you reach the top of your game.
The world-renowned tennis player established herself as one of the best athletes in the world. Serena Williams, when asked about the leadership lessons, said that you need to be brutally honest with yourself. No one but you know your strengths and weaknesses. And you have to introspect and work hard. Analyze yourself and then take action by working on it.
Known as the God of Cricket, Sachin Tendulkar became famous at a very young age. Upon asking about his views and advice on leadership lessons, he said, to become successful is still easy compared to remaining successful. You must know how to handle success and for that, you need to be very down-to-earth and level-minded.
The Canadian hockey legend Wayne Gretzky says that leadership is a team sport. You must know your strengths and you must know your partners as well. In the end, you have got to work together as a team and value each and every person’s contribution.
Holding at least a dozen world records, Jerry Rice has had an unbelievable work ethic as his benchmark. He says that if you want to succeed in anything, practice as you play. Therefore, if you want to be the best and on the top of your game, you need to work hard.
The leadership lesson that the greatest tennis player of all time, Roger Federer tells you, respect the people who support you and there is always a scope for improvement. You will face a lot of ups and downs in your path, and there will be some close people who will support you from every thick or thin. Always respect them. They play a major role in your success.
World’s fastest man and a great athlete, Usain Bolt’s advice on leadership says not to overthink and keep minimum pressure. If you overthink too much it will show on your performance and lessen the chances of you winning. Also, overthinking and pressure are correlated. The more you overthink, the more pressure you put on yourself. As a result, it will hamper your performance.
Coming from a very poor background, Pelé was born talented. Now known as the King of football, he tells his mantra of leadership. He says, no matter how talented you are, you have to work hard on developing the skill. It does not matter how much talent you have, if you do not hone your skills, it is useless.