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Captain Fantastic: The Craft of Great Leadership

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Captain Fantastic: The Craft of Great Leadership

When Alexander the Great brought his Macedonian army in front of the uncountable force of the Persian Empire, he apparently eased the concerns of his generals with a thought on leadership: "I am more afraid of an army of sheep lead by a lion, than an army of lions lead by a sheep", or something akin to that. Great captains can make ordinary teams great. Some are worth there place in the side through their leadership alone. But what makes a great captain, and is leadership a skill or an innate gift bestowed on a few? CONQA Sport explores.

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EATING THE ELEPHANT: ELITE ATHLETES MANAGING TARGETS

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EATING THE ELEPHANT: ELITE ATHLETES MANAGING TARGETS

For athletes that need to chase down massive targets, such as scoring over 100 runs in a Test cricket match, or completing an ultramarathon, knowing how to manage the process is vital for success. When an athlete breaks the target into smaller goals, and treats those smaller goals as primary objectives, the overall target seems less daunting. Hashim Amla, South African's Test cricket captain, and Caroline Wöstmann, winner of the 2015 Comrades Marathon as well as the 2015 Two Oceans Marathon, spoke to CONQA Sport about how they, in their own unique way, manage targets.

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