"Stay ahead of the competition. Be the first across the line. Go the distance." The business world is full of euphamisms taken from the running and sporting world. Rightly so. It is not just the healthy lifestyle and outlook that businesses borrow from. Amateur and professional athletes are examples of dedication, development, goal setting and hard work towards the attainment of their goals: qualities needed in the coorporate world and shown by companies and individuals that succeed.

Elite running in Australia is an interesting sport. Often the countries best have to juggle family, training and competing commitments with a regular job. They are experts at time management. They know the satisfaction their chosen sport gives them and they make certain choices or sacrifices that lead to success and the fulfillment of their goals. Often after a successful career they go on to roles of leadership. Many go on to be coaches. Others work more in serving society. Rod Clarke went on to be the mayor the Gold Coast. Robert De Castella runs mentoring programs for indigenous Australians. Herb Elliott has chaired boards for FMG, Ansell and Puma. The skills needed to succeed in sports certainly cross over to the corporate and business world.

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"Stay ahead of the competition. Be the first across the line. Go the distance." The business world is full of euphemisms taken from the running and sporting world. Rightly so. It is not just the healthy lifestyle and outlook that businesses borrow from. Amatuer and professional athletes are examples of dedication, development, goal setting and hard work towards the attainment of their goals: qualities needed in the corporate world and shown by companies and individuals that succeed.

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