Do former athletes make better leaders?
In a recent EY survey, it shows more than 96% of females in the C-Suite are ex-athletes. For example, Meg Whitman was captain of swim team and Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi played cricket in college. If we look at men, you'll find a similar trend with Facebook CEO Mark Zukerberg was a high school fencing star and Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan played rugby at Brown.
Does the secret to success lie in throwing, kicking or catching a ball? Are team sports better than individual sports when building leaders? Or is this all just a coincidence?