Leadership is not really one thing, but a set of traits that give someone the confidence and credibility to stand out in a crowd. While there are many examples of this in the business world, we find that big-name athletes often embody the qualities of a leader that we value in the Imperium Solutions office. For instance:
• A Growth Mind-Set: Players, no matter the sport, are always looking for ways to improve. At the heart of this quest is the belief that improvement is possible, the hallmark of a growth mind-set. Team Imperium Solutions embraces this idea as well, always looking for ways to be more efficient and productive.
• Passion for Continual Learning: While what we see and admire is the mastery athletes display over their bodies, this starts with a keen mind. The more they learn about their sport, nutrition, and any other topic that interests them, the more prepared they are to be a world-class performer.
• Optimism: To be great on the field, it’s vital to focus on winning, rather than focusing on not losing. To be effective in practice, one must focus on gains, not on preventing issues. In short, it’s about thinking positively about what may happen, not fearing what may happen. This relates to the professional world too – our training and development efforts give us the tools we need to produce great campaigns, but the most important ingredient is a positive attitude.
Athletes tend to do well in our industry, and it’s easy to see why. If you have a sports background and want to turn that into a fulfilling business career, follow Imperium Solutions on LinkedIn.