Archive: Sports leadership
Overvaluing smart, talented employees is a practice as common on the playing field as it is in the boardroom. Look no further than the Cincinnati Bengals, where there is much speculation as to whether Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco can coexist effectively, let alone how their overwhelming star power will impact the rest of their teammates.
By Ian Saleh | August 19, 2010; 10:23 AM ET | Comments (1)
This win belonged to his players' efforts, his wife's sacrifices, his staff's commitment. It was shared with alumni who donated their four years of college athletic eligibility to the hope of pushing a program and a school to heights unimagined. This victory was collective.
By Ian Saleh | July 9, 2010; 01:38 PM ET | Comments (0)
how many leaders can honestly say their teams are well prepared and no matter what the quarterly earnings report says they are on the right path?
By Ian Saleh | July 5, 2010; 10:47 AM ET | Comments (0)
Now, more than ever, coaches seem to lack loyalty to the universities that hire them. That's why the University of Northern Iowa's Ben Jacobson is all the more remarkable in his decision to stay with a small school. Leaders, take note.
By Andrea Useem | April 5, 2010; 06:36 AM ET | Comments (5)
The qualities on display during this epic race are inspiring for any who watch it. For leaders, however, there is something more: The race presents a challenge, something to live up to.
By Andrea Useem | March 15, 2010; 05:19 AM ET | Comments (2)
Mark McGwire "confessed" to using steroids, but didn't take responsibility for his actions. What is it in our culture that makes this avoidance of accountability so easy?
By Andrea Useem | January 19, 2010; 01:55 PM ET | Comments (1)
Sacrifice for a cause is the most honorable act a leader can make. I propose replacing the National Anthem at national sports events with reading the names of soldiers who were killed in the previous week.
By Andrea Useem | January 11, 2010; 06:00 AM ET | Comments (67)
What's missing from discussions on executive compensation is any consistent set of criteria to measure performance. The Bowl Championship Series rankings system offers a reliable model for sorting out those who deserve rewards and those who don't.
By Andrea Useem | November 25, 2009; 10:09 AM ET | Comments (2)