Sustainable Excellence Through Process, Discipline & Focus (Part 3)

I’ve presented the process and discipline components of sustainable excellence in the last two posts. The final piece of the performance equation is focus. Your goal plan provides the process you follow to achieve your ultimate vision. Determining whether goals are met along the way lets you know if you have the necessary discipline to […]

Sustainable Excellence Through Process, Discipline & Focus (Part 1)

Don’t rely on the latest tip of the day or fad of the month to achieve your personal or collective best. There will always be another leadership book, training program, diet, etc. proclaiming to take you to the Promised Land. Truth be told, many techniques are helpful for temporarily improving some aspect of your individual […]

Excellence Keys: Prepare, Perform, Evaluate

In any performance oriented situation or profession, there are three keys to achieving sustainable excellence. You won’t knock it out of the park on every occasion. Guess what, you’re human! But I’ve found that following this three step process allows performers to achieve consistent excellence over time. Prepare I’m surprised how many executives attend important […]

Why The Mighty Fall

With the John Edwards trial continuing in North Carolina this week and Tiger missing the cut at our Charlotte tournament last week, I’m reminded of the dynamics that usually occur when famous performers make life altering mistakes in their personal lives. I’ve worked with many of these clients and there is usually a fairly typical […]

Are You Motivated By Ego?

If you are a performer it’s key to understand why you choose to compete. If you are managing or coaching performers it’s even more important to understand what motivates them in order to lead effectively. Research has identified two primary motivations for individuals who enter into the world of competition. They are ego and mastery. […]

Understanding Process and Outcome

If I had to select one concept that is most important for performers to understand to achieve sustainable excellence, it would be grasping the relationship between process and outcome. We are trained by our companies, coaches and society to focus on outcomes. Did you win or lose the game? Did you win or lose the […]

Natural Talent Does Not = Sustainable Excellence

Welcome performers. Since you’re following this blog after the initial post, I know you’re a performer of some variety. It could be athletics, business, art, politics or many other activities where you are judged on the basis of performance. However, as I mentioned in the initial post this blog is only for a subset of […]

Are You a Performer?

Greetings. Are you a performer?  Your stage may not be a literal one – it may be a work place, or your home life – but you love the show, the adrenaline that comes with it, and the artistry it demands.  When you get ready to go to work, you say to yourself, “Show’s on,” […]