Aside from being a sporting activity, golf is known as a way for business leaders to socialize. But what many people don’t realize is the unique link between golf and leadership—-how a simple game of golf can teach one to become a good leader. Here are some leadership lessons for those who like playing golf:
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The Importance of Timing In Leadership Timing is an important part of golf, because the moment a perfect backswing is released, and your body turns are crucial parts in asserting the right amount of power in getting the result you want. To be successful, leaders must take the right time to properly assess with people instead of just letting things go without purpose. A leader has a small window of opportunity to organize, link opportunities and set great examples to celebrate the accomplishments of other.
Trust the club While golfers know which strategy will work best to make a hole, the club will do its magic. Business leaders are the ones who visualize the direction, but they also have to trust the rest of the team to follow through.
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A good shot takes time A game of golf does not end in just 30 to 40 minutes. It sometimes takes hours to play, even if it seems like an easy play. Just like golfers, leaders must take time to focus on each step. In the game of golf and business, every shot counts.
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