Why philospher learned from football

 In Learning from Luminaries, Philosopher

Albert Camus was once asked which he preferred, football or theatre. He replied, “Football, without hesitation. After many years during which I saw many things, what I know most surely about morality and the duty of man I owe to sport.”

 This quote of Camus was relayed in a great book entitled: The Psychology of Executive Coaching, by Bruce Peltier. Here’s the link:


 The book will be a great resource for executive coaches, (it has tremendous references and reading lists for each chapter) and would be an interesting read for any business person who needs to coach people

 The books chapter titles include:

 – Family therapy and systems thinking

– Social psychology and coaching

– Lessons from athletic coaches

– Leadership

 My favourite chapter was on Lessons from athletic coaches.

 One passage in the book that resonated with me was this one:

“Everyone has noted the astonishing sources of energy that seem available to those who enjoy what they are doing, who find meaning in what they are doing. The self-renewing man knows that is he has not great conviction about what he is doing, he had better find something that he can have great conviction about.” John Gardner

 The ‘how to apply’ for this post: Consider borrowing or buying The Psychology of Executive Coaching.

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