Balancing Human Instinct and Machine Intelligence

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4 key Takeaways

There’s no one-style-suits-all leadership

There’s no one-style-suits-all leadership

What motivates one may not motivate another. What differentiates some may be unqiue only to them. Just as a team sport understands what makes individuals tick, organizations must do the same at scale with the aid of digital tools.

Building a data culture, one application after another

Building a data culture, one application after another

Embracing data comes naturally to digital-native organizations than incumbent ones. And sporting is no different. To ensure data doesn’t become overwhelming, it’s good to find one use case for it, adopt it, and then repeat the process for other use cases.

Foster a confluence of skillsets, attitudes and cultures

Foster a confluence of skillsets, attitudes and cultures

A club football team is really a microcosm of a larger world. Nurturing diversity leads to unique styles being expressed, which is assimilated in a team culture. The enterprise world should mirror this behavior: respect individuality and converge what’s common.

Only what changes stays alive

Only what changes stays alive

Just as industries evolve, so does sport. New techniques, new demands, new normals: someone will always raise the bar. Questioning oneself constantly provides room for reflection. And being open to new answers makes way for reinvention.

The game has changed and one must change with it. The grand finale of Confluence brought together two legends who have seen the evolution in their respective sports over multiple eras. From mind to machine, from leadership to diversity, we uncovered it all with Justine Henin, seven-time tennis Grand Slam champion and legendary football goalkeeper Oliver Kahn.