What Leaders and Draft Picks Have in Common

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If you watched the NFL Draft last week, you may have noticed an interesting statistic. Of the 32 players selected in the first round, 29 of them were multi-sport athletes. In fact, eight of the top 10 selections played more than 1 sport. The statistic alone is attention-grabbing. But what does it mean and can we find any talent management lessons from this phenomenon? Certainly it’s possible these individuals are so athletic and internally driven by competition that they would be elite whether they were handed a football, golf club or curling stone. Much like High Potentials in the workplace, … Read More