#31 Sam Walker - Leadership: Lessons from the Captains of the World’s Greatest Sports Teams


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I speak with The Wall Street Journal’s leadership columnist Sam Walker on this episode. Sam founded the Journal’s prizewinning daily sports coverage in 2009 and is a former reporter, sports columnist, and sports editor. Sam also consults with companies and teams about building better leadership cultures and has authored the hugely popular book "The Captain Class" which looks at the link between the seventeen most dominant teams in sports history. And it’s this book that we mainly focus on during our chat.

We speak about the relationship between a captain and the coach; the culture of winning; Sir Alex Ferguson; the role of a coach; the traits of highly successful captains; delegating leadership skills; and body language and projecting the right emotions.

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