My son and I were recognized as the #1 Father-Son tennis team in the Middle States section of the USTA for last year.
When people asked, “What’s my secret?” I explained that years ago, Peter Fleming taught me the most important decision to make for winning in doubles is who you pick as your partner. (Peter Fleming and John McEnroe, “Mr. You Can’t Be Serious,” won 50 professional doubles tournaments together, including seven Grand Slam titles –Wimbledon (1979, 1981, 1983 and 1984), and US Open: (1979, 1981 and 1983).
Good communications, mutual respect, knowledge of each other’s strengths and weaknesses all go building a winning team after you pick a great partner. It’s true in tennis and in business.
I believe that insights and lessons learned in sports, as well as business, are valuable. What lessons have you learned recently?
Bill Ringle is a CEO, former Apple exec, published author, and angel investor. Through Grow Business Now, he offers strategies and tools to elevate growth for executives and entrepreneurs from more than 46 industries. Bill has conducted nearly 200 podcast interviews on My Quest for the Best, where industry and business leaders share their secrets to success.