Do you use the same principles in sport as in business???

Last Saturday night I went on a date with my husband to the soccer (dedication I say).
It is not a sport I would normally follow or really know about. Apart from the aim of the game is to
kick the ball into the net. Well how hard is that?
So I started to look at things a little differently during the first half after many near misses.

Really it's about teamwork…
The beauty of soccer is that it's a complex game where the possibilities are endless. Your proficiency in soccer not only depends on your physical coordination, but also on your ability to read the game, make quick decisions, and communicate with your teammates. No matter how crisp your dribbling, shooting, and passing skills may be, it's all useless without a strategy. You choose the one most likely to achieve your goal.

The best way to improve your strategy is to play with and against the best. If you play a good team and you're constantly put under pressure, you'll be forced to play the ball quickly. Don’t do things that you know you wouldn’t get away with if you were playing a good team. This kind of discipline will keep your mind sharp.

Making an effort to understand how teams get a winning edge and look for an opportunity to apply that strategy yourself on the field.
Another strategy or tactic in soccer is knowing your role. That’s why the best teams have all the players roles well defined
Teams will often change tactics if they score a goal or they’re ahead with just a few minutes left in the game.
Soccer is so much about momentum and confidence. The best teams never lose the belief that they can come back and win the game.

So is soccer and the strategies the players and coaches use really any different to running a business?


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Thursday October 11, 2012 at 7:27 am ⋅ penny
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