Why Ironmen and Ironwomen Make Great CEOs

Why Ironmen and Ironwomen Make Great CEOs

Over the last decade, triathlon has become the executive sport de rigueur. Triathlon tests you in different ways than most other endurance sports. And interestingly, it is analogous of the unique challenges of executive leadership. Like triathlon, executive leadership involves three core key competencies: setting a vision, developing strategy, and managing accountability. Great leaders are well-versed in each of these disciplines and know how to move fluidly between them. Athletes who progress to Ironman-distance events have developed several key characteristics that can serve them well as executives:
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