When sport is driven by the soul instead of the ego, it can be good, very good. Besides forging lifelong bonds between family members and friends, there are many other reasons -- egoless reasons -- why we're drawn to sports. Consider just a few:
When I work with people, I never consider them working "for" me, or me working "for" them, but "with" me as part of a team. I now understand why I've been met, time and again, with disappointment or frustration.
Ask follow-up questions. Too often we think we are demonstrating interest by listening, then responding by describing one of our past experiences or opinions. Instead prove you've heard and care by probing further.