The Right Call

What Sports Teach Us About Work and Life
# 15min reading time / 26min listening time
About the Summary

“Who can describe the athletic heart?” In The Right Call: What Sports Teach Us About Work and Life, author and sportswriter Sally Jenkins makes an effort to answer that challenge – to try to catalog the inner qualities that allow ordinary people to overcome pressures, elevate their performances, and find champion identities, even when they don’t always win. The skills of professional athletes and their coaches are not a matter of natural talent but attainment. Most important, their alertness and executive cool in critical moments is earned and learned. Understanding the impact of conditioning, practice, discipline, candor, culture, failure, and intention can shed light on what makes a great leader and a cohesive and successful team. In reading, you may decide an athletic heart is worth acquiring for yourself.

In This Summary, You Will Learn:

  • The benefits of developing a deliberate practice routine.
  • The importance of embracing a culture of candor and open communication.
  • How learning from failures is an opportunity for growth.
  • Why maintaining a strong intention and purpose for your work matters.
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