BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND, October 23, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- MJ Experia Marketing
interviewed ten small business owners in the UK to find out which traits they feel have most contributed to their success. Commitment, a winning attitude, drive and vision were the four attributes that topped the list of MJ Experia Marketing's study. Managing director Matt Wassall
of MJ Experia Marketing notes how these are also the key qualities of athletes.
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There has been vast research into the strong connection with sports and business, and studies have proven that many successful leaders who participated in sporting activities during their youth have gone on to be more successful. The stereotype of a 'dumb jock' continues amongst educational institutes today and this ideology is still represented in films and the media today. However, a recent study conducted by Dr. Will Barratt and Dr. Mark Frederick at Indiana State University have found this stereotype of sportsmen being "unintelligent" to be untrue. Their findings revealed that athletes actually demonstrate traits and skills that are believed to be more desirable for future success, compared to those who do not possess a sporting background. The study discovered that athletes fare far better in areas which require critical-thinking, communication, relationships, leadership, diversity, citizenship and self-awareness. (measuringbehaviors.com)
MJ Experia Marketing agree with the research which proves the ideology that athletes learn and hone the necessary skills required to make a successful business leader to the extent that the firm are now recruiting people who come from a sporting background. MJ Experia Marketing claim their skills are extremely desirable in a business environment, and many athletes have undergone the transition from sports into the business industry successfully. The hugely successful and globally recognised entrepreneur Richard Branson is a prime example of this. Branson was the captain of his school's cricket and football team, and expresses how "athletes demonstrate the sort of determination and perseverance that is necessary for an entrepreneur launching a start-up." He claims his involvement with sport and the skills he developed at school, including coordinated team work and commitment, contributed greatly to the success of his global brand Virgin.
MJ Experia Marketing is an outsourced sales and marketing
firm based in Birmingham. Specialising in event marketing and in-store promotions, MJ Experia Marketing offer a cost-effective business to consumer service for an array of blue-chip clients.
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