Top Sports Stars Pay forTraining for 2 Reasons; TheSame 2 Reasons Top BusinessPeople Do.
These reasons to invest in training are: All top sportspeople know, practice and livethe fact that coaching and training are vitallyimportant to get to the top.They also know that it is even morecompetitive at the top than it is on the waythere.
Sporting analogies are often used inbusiness to simplify and explain businesssituations; Why?
Because there are a lot of similarities betweenhigh-level sport and ANY level ofbusiness. One of these similarities is thecritical importance of constantly honingskills, practicing techniques and preparingresponses to different scenarios.
Another is the robust competition present inboth the sporting and business arenas, and thefact that frequent training gives you acompetitive edge, making it more likely that youwill win that next match (ordeal, contract, tender etc.).
If you are working fora progressive, aggressive, growingcompany, your CEO probably spends 1 FTEaverage salary on his/her own professionaldevelopment.It may be worthwhile requesting the samespending level on development of your wholeDepartment’s skills & training, on the basis thatmaking the “engine room” of your company runbetter, gives the helmsman (CEO) more powerto drive the company in the desired direction.
Increasing the skill levels of the wholeCompany increases business throughputwithout increasing head-count, maximisingboth profitability and growth potential. WhatCEO would not sign-off on such a proposition?“Continual staff Development leads tocontinuous company Growth”- pdTraining, 2013.