7th Jan 2024
Sales and Leadership Wisdom from the Leaders, Motilal Oswal
Mr Nitin Rakesh is one of the fittest CEOs I interviewed, so I asked him why a CEO/Leader should play sports? He answered, Two things come to mind: firstly playing a sport is a great way to stay fit, and most CEOs are competitive in nature, so these people like competitive sports, like squash or tennis or even golf. I think it keeps your mind engaged as well as your body fit.
Secondly playing a sport and not winning every time also keeps you humble, so it’s a great lesson in humility to play a sport which is competitive, because it is very easy to get on this track that I am the CEO, and I am better than others. But when you lose a game of squash you know it’s a lesson in humility and keeps you honest.