What do Michael Jordon, Muhammad Ali, and Roger Federer have in common?
All were arguably the best performers in their chosen sport. All were 100% focused on their goals. And ALL had Professional Coaches.
Their Coach would be listening to what was said about the latest performance, and suggesting changes. The recipient would listen, question, trial the changes in training sometimes adding their own contextual adjustments. The net result would be a better performance.
I have been informally coaching executives for over 30 years, and before getting into any detail I always ask, why they want to be coached:
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This article was written for the Institute of Directors way back in July 1991. And still holds true today.
It’s not what you think, it’s the way that you think it
As someone who” left” school at 15, it is understandable that my memories of school life are not rosy. As someone who was probably below the academic norm, it is perhaps not surprising that I might be ignored by teachers who, based in Liverpool and with 41 other kids to deal with, had other problems.