Center for Sports & Management

Why top athletes are good managers

The battle for the best talent has now spread to all industries. Everywhere, companies are desperately looking for junior staff for increasingly demanding jobs.

They not only compete with each other, but globally with technology giants like Google, Facebook and Amazon. That's why the recruiting managers at top universities step on each other's feet.

And the need for high-performing employees will continue to grow in the future. Due to ever-increasing competition, companies are forced to rethink their recruitment strategies and find new ways to attract talent. One promising segment is often disregarded: former top athletes. But, it's worth taking a close look and investing.

Read the whole article by Prof. Schmidt for Manager Magazin on LinkedIn