No one can deny that sports and business are two of the most potent
forces in our culture today. Sport, play, and the terms and phrases
that define them, are engrained in our collective psyche,
influencing the ways in which we conduct business-as a game, with
rules of engagement, tournaments of competition, the shame that
accompanies defeat, and the bragging rights that accrue to the
victor. The parallels are ubiquitous; as the NFL's Bill Parcells
stated in a Harvard Business Review article, my guess is that the
challenges I've faced are not all that different from the ones that
executives deal with every day. People are people, and the keys to
motivating them and getting them to perform to their full potential
are pretty much the same whether they're playing on a football
field or working in an office.From the Ballfield to the Boardroom
draws from Brian Goff's expertise as a managerial economist to shed
new light on the sports-business connection. Using dozens of
examples from across the spectrum of professional and college
sports, he analyzes the ways in which key decisions are made on the
playing fields and locker rooms and applies these lessons to the
corporate context. From the distinctive leadership styles of
legendary coaches Tom Landry, Vince Lombardi, John Wooden, and
Bobby Knight, among others, to such culturally significant
developments as the racial integration of Major League Baseball and
the meteoric rise of NASCAR, Goff draws from the world of sports to
provide a solid foundation in the managerial arts, including:
assessing risk and uncertainty, conducting market and competitive
analysis, wooing customers, fostering an innovative culture,
managing information and communication flows, and resolving labor
disputes. The result is an incisive look at the sport of business,
with practical insights for successful management at all levels of
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