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Whose Job is Harder, A Fortune 50 CEO or an NFL Coach? Professionals Weigh in Via Korn Ferry Survey in Advance of Sundays Big Game
— Patriots Belichick Would Make Better CEO, But Most Would Prefer Rams McVay as a Boss —
— Vast Majority Say Patriots QB Would Be Better CEO than Rams QB–
As sports fans across the globe gear up for this weekends massive matchup of the New England Patriots against the Los Angeles Rams, aKorn FerryKFY) survey of professionals pits football against corporate life.
When asked whose job is harder, an NFL head coach or a Fortune 50 CEO, nearly two thirds (64 percent) said Fortune 50 CEO. Even though they believe its more difficult, 71 percent of the professionals said theyd rather be a Fortune 50 CEO than an NFL head coach.
The survey also dug into the leadership of the two teams headed into this weekends game. When asked who would be a better CEO of a Fortune 50 company, 58 percent said Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick. However, when asked who they would prefer as a boss, 56 percent said Rams Head Coach Sean McVay. The majority of respondents (52 percent) also said McVay is a better motivator than Belichick, and 70 percent said McVay is more optimistic.
When asked which quarterback would make the best CEO of a Fortune 50 company, 84 percent chose the Patriots Tom Brady over the Rams Jared Goff. The majority (81 percent) also said Brady is the better team player, and 56 percent predict he will be the highest performer of the game.
About the Survey The Korn Ferry survey of professionals was conducted in January 2019 and garnered 1,125 responses. Note, due to rounding percentages may not equal 100.
What player will be the best high performer in the game?
Of the two coaches, who would you want to be your boss?
Whose job is more difficult, an NFL head coach or the CEO of a Fortune 50 company?
Good leadership requires optimism. Which coach is more optimistic?
Korn Ferry is a global organizational consulting firm. We help clients synchronize strategy and talent to drive superior performance. We work with organizations to design their structures, roles, and responsibilities. We help them hire the right people to bring their strategy to life. And we advise them on how to reward, develop, and motivate their people.
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