Much has been written over the years linking lessons on the sports field to broader learnings applicable to life generally and business in particular. One of the best and most detailed analyses can be found in John Eales' Learning From Legends (sports version). I've also been lucky enough to see him speak at last year's Grant Thornton Australia future leaders' conference on the key themes from this research.

The attached article isn't quite as deeply researched as Ealesy's book but it draws some good parallels between sport and business leadership. In particular, I really liked the section below about shared vision and higher purpose, which businesses often ignore but are fundamental to high performing organisation's - both sporting and business.