Positive Lessons from Sports Participation

When it comes to hiring, is there a “secret sauce” available to you to increase your odds of not only making a good hire but also getting someone with strong leadership and teamwork characteristics? What may be a good predictor of finding people who show character under pressure, are goal-focused, and have positive attitudes?

Please tune in this week as Dennis shares information from five separate studies indicating that participation in high school and college sports just might be the indicator for which you’re looking. What has your experience been? Is it generally true that people who have actively participated in sports make for better leaders and team members? Please share with us in the comments.

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  1. I’ve preached that for years. If I see an application with sports experience and one without, I am definitely more apt to favor the sports experience applicant for the reason you said Dennis.

    • Wisdom at work!

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