Performers Get Coaching
you ever noticed the television interviews of coaches during the
Olympics? Such interviews make it clear that coaching strongly
influences an athlete's performance. World-class athletes don't have
mediocre coaches. Nor would any serious athlete consider a go-it-alone
approach using books and videos to substitute for coaching.
The huge salaries of football coaches at major universities
are more evidence that coaches provide great value. Top coaches may be
paid more than the university president and top professors, to the tune
of several million dollars a year.
Just as in sports, businesses must deal with fierce
competition and high stakes. Top companies have long recognized that
coaching gives their executives and managers a winning edge.
No matter how naturally talented they may be, winners know
that peak performance doesn't just fall out of the sky! They know that
winning is a conscious choice to take responsibility for getting the
desired results. If they want to keep winning, they have to keep
building their strength and skills through hard work and coaching.
If you want to be a winner, do what winners do!
—John Arnaldi: 2010-7-9