One trait that has always been synonymous with sports is competitiveness. We view nearly all highly-accomplished athletes as being extremely competitive, but can we quantify what this actually means?

The book The Captain Class by Sam Walker contains some very compelling information about competitiveness and leadership. Walker conducted an in-depth study of great teams and players, and concluded that the most successful sports “dynasties” had a team captain who propelled his or her team to the great heights they achieved.

Walker also developed a list of seven traits that he asserts all of these elite team captains have. …

Chad Q Brown

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