If you believe that an athlete’s abilities cannot be successfully transferred into an everyday work environment, think again. Here are the four key qualities that former athletes bring into the workplace.
From resilience to teamwork, choosing a former athlete can be one of the best hiring decisions a company can make.
The COVID-19 has made it plain that resilience is a crucial quality for any company. Resilience allows employees and organizations to manage through uncertainty. Athletes build their entire careers upon resilience. This skill is indispensable to train, compete, and win in sports. When you hire an athlete, you are hiring an individual whose resilience will be an asset to your company.
The world of business and that of sports have one thing in common: both are result-oriented. Athletes know that success often means hitting certain milestones and achieving certain goals with discipline and focus. Successful executives also know this secret: nothing beats great results. And since athletes excel in this mindset, they can become models of it for your entire organization.
Athletes know that time management is key to success in any field. In fact, chances are that they are already used to organize their time rigorously in order to make space for training sessions and personal commitments. They bring this discipline into the workplace, which often results in outstanding performance.
Finally, athletes understand that nobody wins alone. Even in individual sports, success is the result of the combined efforts of athletes, coaches, nutritionists, and trainers. Former athletes are steeped in this culture of collective achievement. They know that sometimes they have to follow, while other times they have to lead in order to achieve success.
New Tech Outreach: Empowering Individuals and Changing Lives
At New Tech Outreach we assist athletes at all levels and the public at large with counseling, coaching, life skills training, and financial education. We aim to change lives by empowering individuals to achieve the goals they have set for themselves.
We work with clients in Washington, Arizona, and all over the United States. Contact us today by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), telephone (202-412-4768), or through our social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram.