Don't Take It From Me, These Others Have Linked Surfing and Leadership

I started LeaderSurf because I see the clear connection between learning to surf and becoming a better leader.  Leadership starts with self-awareness and learning to surf requires making that connection between who you are and how you handle learning something new.  Surfing is not easy and it requires that one embrace failure and awkwardness, two things that leaders are usually are not very good at.

As I was developing the program, I came across several articles that make the connection. Just this past week the New York Times published a great article that connects leadership and surfing.  Below is a compilation of links and overviews of articles that connect leadership and surfing:

(It's Great to) Suck at Something

Leadersurf wipeout


by Karen Rinaldi

New York Times, April 28, 2017





Surf's Up: Five Leadership Lessons I Learned From Surfing



Leadership lessons from Surfing


by Anne Loehr

Huffington Post, March 31, 2015




Surprising Leadership Lessons From The Sea

Leadership lessons from the sea


by Christine Comaford

Forbes, December 31, 2014




Leadership and The Art of Surfing




by Rick Hansen

Book published by Xulon Press, December 30, 2011






5 Business Lessons I Learned From Surfing



Business lessons from surfing


by Phil La Duke

Entrepreneur, April 11, 2016






What Surfing Can Teach You About Entrepreneurship



Surfing Entrepreneur


by Nicholas Monacky

Entrepreneur, October 30, 2014