Monday, July 6, 2009

Business Lessons from the World-Class Usain Bolt

Here's a management lesson for you. John Weeks, Professor of Organizational Behavior at IMD, a leading global business school in Switzerland, draws on examples from Usain Bolt to illustrate his management lessons in the article Business Lessons from a World-Class Athlete. Thanks to Dr. Noel Cowell from the Dept of Management Studies at the University of the West Indies (UWI) for sharing this link. It is inspirational and makes a very good read. If nothing else, it serves to have us look at ourselves in a different light. I'm pretty sure there are more of these management lessons that could be found among some of our entertainment and sports stars. It certainly makes for more relevant and interesting teaching material.

I am pleased to see in the article that Professor Weeks will take part in an event with Usain Bolt on July 6, 2009 (today) at IMD in which the Olympic gold medalist will share his insights on motivation with a business audience. It pays to be good at what you do, doesn't it?

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