Leadership Lessons from Sports

While the NFL Super Bowl Championship game on this past Sunday night is still fresh in our minds, let us look at how we can apply some of the lessons from sports to our life, in general.

Achieving something very important to you and your business requires:

  1. 1.    Documenting your strategy and breaking it down to the level of detail necessary to drive execution. DON’T BLOW THIS OFF – keeping it in your head never works. Big achievements require plans with milestones and metrics. These will not only allow you to monitor the performance of your team against the strategy, but they’ll also help you invest growth capital efficiently.
  2. 2.    Getting crystal clear about what you want to achieve with your business. I am not talking about generalities (increase profit margin to 12 percent, increase revenue to $60 million, etc.). I am talking about something you can really be passionate about that will naturally and easily focus your efforts.
  3. 3.    Getting the ‘buy-in’ from your team. If the goal is important enough to you, replace those who won’t support you with people who will.
  4. 4.    Realizing that hope is not a strategy. Hoping that a number of good things will happen is not good enough to accomplish something great. You must have a plan designed specifically to help you achieve your goal.
  5. 5.    Acting like a honey badger when it comes to your goal and never giving up. Being passionate and relentless. If it’s that important to you, how could you possibly quit?

What are your thoughts about achieving big goals? Anything that we can add to the list?

Dr Surya M Ganduri, PhD. PMP. is the Founder & President of eMBC, Inc., an international firm specializing in strategic and executive leadership development processes that Help People Succeed in an Evolving World. Dr Surya has over 28 years of business experience in management consulting, leadership development, executive coaching, process improvements, organizational development and youth leadership. For more information visit www.eMBCinc.com or contact eMBC, Inc., directly at (630) 445-1321.

About Dr. Surya

Using Quantum Physics and business research, Dr. Surya explores the correlation between the science of consciousness and patterns in the business world, to suggest innovative ways of using this wisdom to lead and succeed in a business environment that is constantly evolving at a rapid pace. Self-awareness is the awareness of the self as separate from the thoughts that are occurring at any point in time. Without self-awareness the self perceives and believes the thoughts that are occurring to be who the self is. Self-awareness gives one the option or choice to choose thoughts being thought rather than simply thinking the thoughts that are stimulated from the accumulative events leading up to the circumstances of the moment. Along with his work as an Author, Writer, Blogger and popular Internet Radio Talk Show Host, Dr. Surya is in-demand as a public speaker. Clients include small to large corporations and individuals.


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