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The world of sports is a lot like business. There’s training. Competition. Wins and losses. Passion. Hard work.  Being an ardent sports fan, I have always found inspiration in words & wisdom of great coaches and players.  I would like to share some quotes of famous sport coaches and athletes with you that have helped me over the years to manage my people and approach things differently.

Louis van Gaal (The Netherlands – Football):

  • Quality is to exclude coincidence
  • I do not live in the past, I live in the present

Michael Jordan (USA – Basketball):

  • Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up.
  • Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.

Pele (Brazil – Football):

  • The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning

Billy Jean King (USA – Tennis):

  • Champions keep playing until they get it right

Tommy Lasorda (USA – Baseball):

  • In baseball and in business, there are three types of people; those who make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happened

Wayne Gretzky (Canada – Ice hockey):

  • A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.

Roger Federer (Switzerland – Tennis):

  • There is no way around the hard work. Embrace it.
  • A man who wins, is a man who thinks he can.

Michael Phelps (USA – Swimming):

  • If you want to be the best, you have to do things that other people aren’t willing to do.

Michael Schumacher (Germany – Formula 1):

  • Once something is a passion, the motivation is there.

Alex Ferguson (England – Football):

  • I have never played for a draw in my life.

Whether you are leading teams on a challenging project or just trying to climb the career ladder, these quotes can help provide some useful wisdom on how best to deploy your leadership strategy.

They can help you on how to be a better leader, make you rethink your current leadership strategy, renew your passion to lead, or point the way for how to better inspire your teams.


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Jos Jumelet Senior Consultant

As a Senior Consultant, his role is to further develop the Executive Education Programs. In addition, due to his extensive experience in the hospitality industry, he also supports the other clusters within LHC.

Jos is an operator at heart and has great experience in the field of hotel Management. He is result oriented with a strong focus on quality and he has specific experience in Total Quality Management. He has an eye for detail and is passionate about delivering the best possible customer service.

Prior to joining LHC, Jos had an extensive career as a General Manager at different hotels with brands from InterContinental Hotels Group. He has experience in leading owned, managed and franchised hotels. He has also gained experience in the leisure industry, which reinforces his strong knowledge of owner – operator relations. Jos has been involved in hotel selling and acquisition as well as in rebranding.

He has experience in hotel renovations, extension projects and has overseen clustering activities. Jos is an alumnus of Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne. He speaks English, French, German and his mother tongue Dutch.During his time out of the office, he enjoys being with his family at home, in the Swiss mountains or at the French Côte d’Azur where he will be motor boating and working on his barbecue skills while enjoying a good glass of wine.