The Winning Factor: Inspire Gold-Medal Performance in Your Employees

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AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn, May 2, 2012 - Business & Economics - 240 pages
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Olympic athletes donĂt get to the top simply because of athletic genes (nature) or determined parents (nurture). Like all performers in pressure situations, their exceptional drive comes from a third factor: an inner desire to be the best they can be. The Winning Factor reveals how to ignite the passion and the resolve required to succeed. As someone who has trained both Olympic athletes and Fortune 500 executives, Peter Jensen knows how to translate the best practices of world-class coaches into the everyday business realm. Readers will discover: ˛ Five key practices of medal-winning coaches: managing themselves, building trust, using imagery, overcoming blocks, and embracing adversity ˛ The secrets behind great communication and truly effective feedback ˛ Insights on leader ship from six Olympic coaches¨with guidelines for applying these lessons to the workplace Packed with engaging stories and enlightening examples, The Winning Factor teaches managers everywhere how to inspire standout performance from their employees.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Developing a Developmental Bias or a 3 am WakeUp Call
14
Communication
30
Manage Yourself
50
Build Trust
89
Encourage and Use Imagery
111
Uncover and Work Through Blocks
136
Embrace Adversity
156
Conclusion
187
Be a Positive Participant in Your Childs Athletics
191
When All Else Fails
197
Index
223
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PETER JENSEN, PH.D. is founder of Performance Coaching Inc., one of CanadaĂs premiere management training companies. He has attended seven Olympic Games as a member of the Canadian team and worked with over 60 medal-winning athletes and their coaches as a sports psychology consultant. He is also a top-rated instructor at Queen's School of Business.

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