You don’t have to be an elite professional athlete to reap the benefits of sport and physical exercise. The simple act of moving your body – in whatever way you are able to do so – does wonders for your mental wellbeing, your productivity, and your mood.
Competing in a race is fantastic: the thrill of being amongst a big group of other runners, the fun of running somewhere you normally wouldn’t be able to, the advantage of being timed in a race environment, and the high of crossing that finish line. But there are a few steps before you can get there.
There are many similarities between the sporting world and the business world: competitiveness, a drive to succeed, the importance of teamwork and collaboration to achieve a single aim. How can we take lessons from the world of sport, and apply them to leadership in the boardroom and beyond?