His Wimbledon win Sunday broke the 77-year drought for U.K. men at the Championships. As sporting victories go, it’s up there with the Red Sox overcoming the 86-year-old Curse of the Bambino.
Andy Murray is a no frills champ with all the great virtues.
He trains hard. He doesn’t quit when his hands blister or his muscles cramp. There’s no stopping the guy.
He’s not afraid to try new things. He moved from his native
Scotland to subtropical Miami to get into tournament shape. He added hot yoga to his physical regimen and adopted a sushi-based diet.
He welcomes experts who can help him. His coaches have included Brad Gilbert and most recently Ivan Lendl. As they say, when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. Evidently Murray is still humble enough to be a great student.
He learns from mistakes and disappointments. Murray lost the first four major finals he appeared in, including last year’s at Wimbledon. He used that defeat to change his attitude. It worked. He has since won gold at the Olympics, a U.S. Open title, and now Wimbledon itself.
How is any of that relevant to compliance?
To be successful, compliance leaders need all the great virtues. Dr. Henry Wong talks about that weekly. Murray displays them constantly. An honest effort, great self knowledge, and humility.
That sounds simple enough but it never is.