Resilience. Determination. Teamwork. Confidence. Drive. Motivation. Focus. Tenacity. Courage. Leadership. Passion. Sacrifice. Energy. Results-orientation. Self-belief. Being coachable. Vision. Composure under pressure. Performance in the spotlight. A winning mentality.
There are certain characteristics commonly found in the most high-performing business people. And sports professionals and elite athletes have them all built-in; at world-class, Olympic, gold standard levels. It’s those characteristics which put them at the top of their game. It’s what gives them the commitment to train harder, go further, perform better. It’s what makes them get up fighting every time they fall, and strive harder to win every time they lose. It’s those characteristics which make them such an asset in business.
It’s no coincidence that when sportspeople go on to new careers, they often outperform the competition. It’s what they do. Sir Richard Branson’s written about it ( https://www.virgin.com/richard-branson/10-reasons-why-businesses-should-hire-former-athletes), and recent research has proven it*, showing the immense value that this exceptional community has to offer.
That’s why LAPS exists – to give businesses an advantage by recruiting people innately predisposed for success, and sportspeople a focus after sport to direct their passion and energy. (See our short film: http://www.laps.careers/recruit/ )
Isn’t it time you started taking advantage of that talent?
(*Just one of many examples of research on this subject can be found here: https://www.stir.ac.uk/news/2016/10/athlete-potential-goes-beyond-medals/ )