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Exceptional Leadership Olympic Lessons Presentation

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Exceptional Leadership Olympic Lessons Presentation

  1. 1. EXCEPTIONAL LEADERSHIP Delivering Consistent HighPerformance Under Pressure In Your Business
  2. 2. • Whether you are a sports fan or not, there are valuable lessons to be learned from Olympic and Paralympic athletes from the perspective of leadership and peak performance.• Today, we are going to talk about what is needed for leaders to turn their business strategy into consistently exceptional results, using the examples of world class athletes to support our view that exceptional leadership is attainable by anyone.
  3. 3. ‘Organisations with the highest quality leaders were 13 times more likely tooutperform their competition in key metrics such as financial performance.’ Source: 2011 DDI Global Leadership Forecast
  4. 4. www.positiveleadership.co.ukgraham.watson@positiveleadership.co.uk @posleadership
  5. 5. THE FUTUREBELONGS TO LEADERS WHO WANT TOWIN, WITHOUT EVER LOSING TRACK OF THEIR OWN VALUES.
  6. 6. VALUES X STRATEGY = OPTIMUM RESULTS
  7. 7. ‘OUR AIM AS LEADERS IS TO HELP THE PLAYERS BRING THEIR BESTPERFORMANCE WHEN UNDER THE GREATEST PRESSURE.’ José María Olazábal, European Ryder Cup Captain 2012
  8. 8. PURPOSE AND PASSION FUEL GREAT ATHLETES AND GREAT BUSINESS PEOPLE
  9. 9. WHAT CAN BUSINESS LEARN FROMOLYMPIANS AND PARALYMPIANS?1. GUTS AND DETERMINATION2. TEAM WORK3. FOCUS4. PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT5. SELF-BELIEF6. DON’T BASK IN THE GLORY
  10. 10. SPECTACULAR PERFORMANCE (INBUSINESS AS WELL AS IN SPORT) IS THE RESULT OF UNSPECTACULAR PREPARATION
  11. 11. ‘IF YOURE WILLING TO WORK, YOU CAN BE BETTER…YOU CAN BE THEBEST, THERES NOTHING STOPPING YOU.’ Victoria Pendleton
  12. 12. ‘I HAVE KEPT IMPROVING. I HAVE WORKED HARD ALL THE TIME,EVEN AFTER THE TOUGH LOSSES.’ Andy Murray
  13. 13. UNDER PRESSURE YOU DO NOTRISE TO THE OCCASION - RATHERYOU SINK TO THE LEVEL OF YOUR TRAINING
  14. 14. ‘ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE – IT’S JUST HARD WORK AND GRAFTING.’ Mo Farah
  15. 15. PRESSURE IS NOTHING MORETHAN THE SHADOW OF GREAT OPPORTUNITY
  16. 16. ‘IMPOSSIBLE IS NOT A WORD. I HOPE THAT PEOPLE SEE THIS, USEIT AND PUSH ON WITH WHATEVER THEIR PASSION HAPPENS TO BE.’Matt Stutzman, Paralympic Silver Medallist
  17. 17. Ten Reasons Winners Keep Winning1. Good Mood2. Attractive Situation3. Learning4. Freedom to Focus5. Positive Culture of Mutual Respect6. Solid Support System7. Better Press8. Invitations to the Best Parties9. Self-determination10. Continuity
  18. 18. How Can You ‘Medal’ Every Day?1. Words Create Worlds2. The Power of Dreams3. Marginal Gains4. Talent Team5. Results with the Right Behaviour Matter6. Winners Do Not Feel Pain7. Motivational Job Titles Work8. Dealing with Failure9. Success Breeds Success10. The Impact of Support
  19. 19. How Can You ‘Medal’ Every Day?11. Succession Planning Matters12. The Power of the Mind13. Athletes Concentrate on Their Strengths14. Meaningful Goals Create Involvement15. Launch in Style16. Focus on Your Game17. Proactively Recruit the Right Talent18. Share Best Practice19. The Home Advantage20. Manage the Cultural Legacy
  20. 20. RETHINKING LIFE’S STRESSES
  21. 21. ‘Organisations with the highest quality leaders were 13 times more likely tooutperform their competition in key metrics such as financial performance.’ Source: 2011 DDI Global Leadership Forecast
  22. 22. “Be the best. It’s the only market that’s not crowded.” From: ‘Retail Superstars: Inside the 25 Best Independent Stores in America’
  23. 23. IMAGINE DARE TO DREAM HAVE A BIG VISIONHOLD ON TO YOUR VISION …..AND PURSUE IT!
  24. 24. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOWPOSITIVE LEADERSHIP LIMITED CAN HELP YOU DELIVER CONSISTENT HIGH PERFORMANCE UNDER PRESSURE IN YOUR BUSINESS, PLEASE CONTACT:graham.watson@positiveleadership.co.uk www.positiveleadership.co.uk
  25. 25. Twitter: @posleadershipTWITTER TOP 100 LEADERSHIP EXPERT
  26. 26. www.positiveleadership.co.uk © 2012 Positive Leadership Limited Presentation by Lady Vol RW

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