The Euro 2012 tournament is coming to an end with 4 strong semifinalists: Spain, Portugal, Germany and Italy. No surprises here. But we think what really sets apart the top teams is their ability to manage their emotions.
When we look carefully into the reasons behind their success, it is easy and appropriate to attribute it to the talent factor and physical fitness, yet many of the teams have these. We believe that there is often an important hidden factor that contributes to a team's strong performance. This is the team's emotional intelligence (generally known as the ability to identify, assess, and control the emotions of oneself, of others, and of groups) which often come from real maturity and learning from your experience in the world of football/soccer.
-Article by Karl Moore
Read full article: Forbes, June 27, 2012