Tim Howard: Soccer inspiration

November 11, 2015
Howard, 36, is an improbable hero. He has confronted many obstacles to reach the top of his game.

Game day? Find a ‘different gear’

September 25, 2015
Here’s how All-Star pitcher Max Scherzer prepares to dominate the competition.

What is your measure of success?

September 16, 2015
When All-Star centerfielder Bernie Williams retired from the Yankees, that didn’t mean he was slowing down.

Ditch positive thinking and face reality

June 12, 2015
Some leaders harness the power of positive thinking. Not Olympic gold medalist Maarten van der ­Weijden.

Rebound from defeat to win again

May 12, 2015
The story of competitive swimmer Tony Blake should give you a confidence boost no matter what you’re up against.

A CEO pivots to the football field

April 16, 2015
As a top executive at Merrill Lynch and TD Ameritrade, Joe Moglia’s employees viewed him as a supportive yet demanding boss who prodded them to excel. But Moglia gravitated to a career in finance only after abandoning a rewarding stint as a football coach. And then came the day when he decided to go back to the gridiron.

Pete Rozelle’s humor set the tone

April 1, 2015
Known for his humor and good nature, Pete Rozelle realized that his agreeable personality helped propel his success.

Internal turbulence hampered the Jets

January 29, 2015
For Super Bowl week, here’s a cautionary tale of how tricky it is to lead a team to victory. In 2011, New York Jets coach Rex Ryan lacked the same familiarity running an offense as he did guiding the defense. As a result, he delegated—a bit too much.

Little League ace offers leadership tips

November 26, 2014
The baseball world was abuzz this summer about a new phenom, 13-year-old female Mo’Ne Davis, who pitched a shutout in August during the first round of the Little League World Series.

Speak softly and carry a big racket

November 17, 2014
At age 37, Magnus Norman has become one of the most widely admired coaches in tennis. “He did a great job with Robin Soderling and is doing an amazing job with me,” says Stan Wawrinka, who rose from second tier to Grand Slam champion this year and now ranks among the top five players in the world.