Socrates once said, “I swear it upon Zeus an outstanding runner cannot be the equal of an average wrestler.”
Dan Gable, gold medal winner in the 1972 Olympic games in Munich, Germany – without even giving up one point says, “More enduringly than any other sport, wrestling teaches self-control and pride. Some have wrestled without great skill—none have wrestled without pride.”
I’ve always believed that business is a sport. You have to be smarter, tougher, and work harder than your competitor.
This Forbes article contends that “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,” says Richard Mendelson, I.O. psychologist and founder of Dynamic IO Consultants, a consulting firm specializing in human capital management and other services.
Full article: http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevecooper/2012/07/31/why-wrestlers-make-the-best-employees/?goback=%2Egde_153008_member_141890380