Extra Points: Leadership is Empathy

Serena Williams is arguably the best female tennis player of all time; heck she may challenge Roger Federer as the greatest tennis player of either gender. She lost the US Open Championship on Saturday in what became a highly chaotic and confrontational scene...

Superstars Are Coached…Why Aren’t You?

From my July column in the Kitsap Business Journal… In June, I watched two celebrated sporting events — the French Open in professional tennis, and the U.S. Open in men’s professional golf. These two sports feature great individual athletic prowess. They also...

Serving Up Your Strengths

I enjoy watching professional sports on television, not only for the pure enjoyment of the sport, but for the great parallels and lessons it teaches us. Last weekend’s Wimbledon Tennis Championship is an excellent example. In the Women’s Championship match between...

Streaking….

When Jo-Wilfried Tsonga upset Roger Federer at Wimbledon the other day, he snapped a streak. Federer, long the top men’s tennis player in the world, had a 178-0 record when winning the first two sets. Tsonga spotted the Swiss star the first two sets and then...