Sport, Business, & Life
One of the most overused cliches in sport is that 90 percent of performance is mental. The problem is that 90 percent of coaches and athletes spend 100 percent of their time working on the physical and fundamental aspects related to their sport. They often neglect and ignore the one area that ultimately separates successful individuals from those who do not reach their full potential. We help coaches, teams, and organizations integrate mental skills training into their daily life making constant improvement part of the culture.
"You can’t expect to have a successful organization if you have the wrong people in the wrong jobs, no matter how many hours they may work. What you need to do is put people in positions that suit their natural abilities and inclinations. It’s your chief responsibility as a leader, or a manager, or a CEO to know who you can delegate to and when. Most important, you’d better have the round peg in the round hole. When I do hand the ball to a player in the stretch. I need to know she’s capable of handling it – and handling it on a sustained basis, not just a onetime basis.” – Pat Summitt. (Newsday, whiteside, 1996)
"I've seen its value in the past in the NBA and I can see its value even more in a college setting," Bower said. "We're not looking for any one quality in particular. We're looking for how individuals function best and what their natural instincts are. We think it's a tool that will help us blend personalities together and bring the right kind of person here."
Leader Philosophy & Core Values – Your Personal Brand
Many companies have Mission Statements, Vision Statements, and even a list of Core Values posted somewhere for employees to ignore. How may leaders have their Leader Philosophy visible? Ingrained so deeply that they embody that philosophy daily manifested in their actions. A good leader philosophy is like a rudder for your ship, it guides you and allows for adjustments on your journey. Without one you are adrift at sea. Think of the great Coaches; Wooden, Dorrance, Auriemma, Cox, Behlicheck, Laundry, Jackson, Gibbs, Riley, Mourinho, Sir Ferguson, Lombardi, Summit, Bowman, Brooks, Bowden, Torre, can you immediately envision what they stood for? So could their players and the culture they created for success began with a personal Leader Philosophy. A good Leader Philosophy is tied to a person’s core values which helps drive intrinsic motivation, but that is a lesson for another time.