Why project management is a sport – and how to help your team win!

How to manage a winning team

Whether you’re into football, rugby or basketball, you know that sport isn’t just a game – it’s a way of life. Through sport, we learn many of the key lessons of teamwork: accountability, shared effort, competitive drive and self-confidence.

So it’s hardly surprising that many business coaches and leadership development experts are former athletes and sports stars. They apply the winning disciplines and mentalities they developed throughout their professional career to help teams become effective, adaptable problem-solvers.

You don’t have to be a superstar athlete to be a great project manager, though. In fact, research shows that those of us who aren’t gifted with natural talent or physical prowess learn determination, resilience in the face of adversity, and the ability to handle frustration by taking part in team games for fun.

Just as on the pitch or court, managing a winning team at work means cultivating strength and stamina, improving skills and building motivation together. But you don’t have to be the next Claudio Ranieri or Zeljko Obradovic to lead your players to victory. The key to a successful project is effective collaboration and communication.

So get the professionals’ top tips, tools and techniques from the world of sport that can help your project management team put in a title-winning performance. Take a look at our free guide: How to Manage a Winning Team


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Gemma Falconer is a Campaign Manager for LogMeIn. She is part of the EMEA marketing team and looks after the webinar programme, email nurturing and content creation for the UK. In her spare time, you'll find her diving around a volleyball court, trying to learn Portuguese and eating cake – lots of cake! Connect with her on LinkedIn and Twitter More blog posts by Gemma Falconer ››
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