4 Ways to Master the Competitive Edge

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Business advice from two U.S. gold medalists Caroline Nichols, U.S. Field Hockey
Stacey Nuveman, U.S. Softball

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  • 1. 4 Ways to Master the Competitive Edge Business advice from two U.S. gold medalists Caroline Nichols, U.S. Field Hockey Stacey Nuveman, U.S. Softball Brought to you by Work Better. Live Better.© 2012 Citrix Online, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • 2. Caroline Nichols#1 Discipline yourself. U.S. Field Hockey Olympian (2012, 2008)Citrix: How do you maintain a competitiveedge?Nichols: I am always looking for ways toimprove my game and stay up to speedwith the direction the game is going. I amdisciplined to always work hard and geteverything out of myself that I can.How does this translate into a businessenvironment?Nichols: To have a successful businessyou need to be at the cutting edge ofyour industry and stay there. Thisrequires discipline and hard work, whichis exactly what being an Olympic athleterequires.
  • 3. Stacey Nuveman#2 Adjust quickly. Softball Olympian (2008, 2004, 2000) Citrix: How do you maintain a competitive edge? And how does this translate into a business environment? Nuveman: Being competitive on the field or in the business environment is all about making adjustments. It is important to have a game plan, but the ability and willingness to compensate and adjust is what makes an athlete or business successful. It feels great to get in your “comfort zone,” but that feeling doesnt last long. You have to be able to push the envelope and make changes to your game plan at any moment.
  • 4. Caroline Nichols U.S. Field Hockey Olympian (2012, 2008)#3 Pace yourself.Citrix: How does the Olympic environment Nichols: In the Olympic environment you only get onediffer from a business environment? shot at getting what you want and everything is on the line. You are often running on adrenaline at the games and if you did that all the time in the business world I dont think you would be successful.
  • 5. Stacey Nuveman Softball Olympian (2008, 2004, 2000)#4 Be a team player. Nuveman: Athletes understand the value of greatCitrix: How are sports and business alike? teammates, and that no one person can be successful alone. Business is much the same; successful organizations need great leadership at the top, but they also need complementary components within the organization if they are to achieve maximum results.
  • 6. About Caroline Nichols2-Time Olympian and 2011 Pan American Games Gold Medalist Born: 1984 Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA Residence: Chula Vista, CA Ht: 54" Olympics: 2012, 2008 Event(s): Field Hockey Position: Defender Profession: Collegiate Coach
  • 7. About Stacey Nuveman3-Time Olympian and 2-Time Olympic Gold MedalistBorn: 1978Hometown: Glendale, CAResidence: San Diego, CAHt: 511"Olympics: 2008, 2004, 2000Event(s): SoftballPosition: CatcherProfession: Sports Broadcaster and Coach
  • 8. About Citrix Work Better. Live Better. Citrix is transforming how people, Born: 1989 businesses and IT work and collaborate Hometowns: Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Santa Clara, CA and Santa in the cloud era. Its portfolio of GoTo Barbara, CA cloud services enable people to work Residence: www.citrix.com or www.citrixonline.com from anywhere with anyone by Ht: Limitless providing simple-to-use cloud-based Olympics: None (more of an intellectual property competitor) collaboration, remote access and IT Event(s): Cloud services, virtualization, online meetings, support solutions for every type of remote access and IT support business. Learn more at www.citrix.com Position: Powering mobile workstyles and cloud services and www.citrixonline.com.© 2012 Citrix Online, LLC. All rights reserved.Citrix, GoToAssist, GoToMeeting, GoToMyPC, GoToTraining, GoToWebinar, Podio and ShareFile are trademarks of Citrix Systems, Inc., or a subsidiary thereof, and are or may be registered in the U.S. Patent andTrademark Office and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.