For inspiration and guidance, more of us are turning to less traditional sources of inspiration such as the bible and sports. (Jesus CEO: Using Ancient Wisdom for Visionary Leadership). A professional sport is a form of work and coaching is the sport’s equivalent to managing.
So, can NBA coaches offer us business tips on leadership and management? It seems that they can and do. Pat Riley, coach of the Miami Heat, Don Shula, former coach of the NFL Miami Dolphins and Phil Jackson, the coach of the Chicago Bulls are now leadership gurus. Phil Jackson offers transcendental suggestions in Sacred Hoops and tips such as “above all, trust your gut. This is the first law of leadership.”