As you enjoy the finals of UEFA‘s EURO 2020 tournament this weekend, reflect on the fact that sport provides great lessons on self-mastery and self-leadership.
One of the best examples of this is the wisdom of Johan Cruyff. The greatest Dutch soccer player, Cruyff wowed teammates, opponents, and fans with his world-class skill but also his insight and philosophy.
Why should we listen to Cruyff? His former teammate Johan Neeskens’s explained it best: “If you look at the greatest players in history, most of them couldn’t coach. If you look at the greatest coaches in history, most of them were not great players. Johan Cruyff did both – and in such an exhilarating style.”