Why Wrestlers Make the Best Employees

Steve Cooper, a contributor at Forbes.com, makes the case for “Why Wretlers Make the Best Employees.”  The same can be said for all athletes or people with military training.  Cooper’s article quotes Richard Mendelson, I.O. psychologist and founder of Dynamic IO Consultants, a consulting firm specializing in human capital management and other services:

“Current research indicates that individuals who have competed in elite level athletics, i.e., collegiate, international, or professional level competition possess higher levels of emotional intelligence than their non-athlete counterparts.”

Attributes that are valuable on the field, court or in the arena are equally valuable in your career, for example: dedicated practice, intense focus, teamwork, coach-abilty and a high level of professional emotional intelligence (EI).   How are you utilizing these skills in your career?

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