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Publication Date

Summer 2007


The article discusses how the individual performance affect the performance of the rest of the members of the team. The author cites from the perspective of a baseball player or any other team sport where the actions of one affect the actions of the other members. Each player is familiar with the rules, knows exactly what to do when it come to playing their position, and each person on the team is fully aware of the impact their performance will have on the other members of the team. Therefore, business leaders should hire individuals who are already familiar with their organization and its culture or be willing to spend the time needed to acquaint them with the culture of the organization.


Originally published:

Maresco, Peter A. "What Leaders Can Learn From Athletics: Inconsistencies Between Leadership in Sports and Leadership in Corporations." Academic Leadership 5.2 (2007): 14.