‘The demands on executives to sustain high performance day in and day out, year in and year out, dwarf the challenges faced by any athlete we have ever trained. The average professional athlete, for example, spends most of his time practicing and only a small percentage—several hours a day, at most—actually competing.’
‘The typical executive, by contrast, devotes almost no time to training and must perform on demand ten, 12, 14 hours a day or more. Athletes enjoy several months of off-season, while most executives are fortunate to get three or four weeks of vacation a year.’
‘The career of the average professional athlete spans seven years; the average executive can expect to work 40 to 50 years.’HBR Jan 2001. The Making of a Corporate Athlete
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