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The Winning Mindset : What Sport Can Teach Us About Great Leadership - Damian Hughes

The Winning Mindset

What Sport Can Teach Us About Great Leadership

Paperback Published: 24th April 2018
ISBN: 9781509804375
Number Of Pages: 320

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In The Winning Mindset, Professor Damian Hughes, the acclaimed author of Liquid Thinking and How to Think Like Sir Alex Ferguson, draws on both his lifetime experience and academic background within sport, organization and change psychology to reveal the best ways to create a winning mindset in both personal and professional life.

Having worked with some of the top teams in the UK, and watched some of the best coaches in the country at work, Hughes distils the five keys principles that separate the best coaches and teams from the rest: Simplicity; Tripwires; Emotions; Practical; Stories: STEPS.

The role of a sports-team leader is fascinating, complex and tough. Fantasy football leagues may convince us that success is all about buying players and selecting a team. In reality, it is about creating winning environments - recruiting, developing and nurturing talent, effectively communicating a shared vision with a diverse collection of individuals, delivering on enormous expectations from a range of stakeholders, overcoming significant challenges, handling pressure and staying focused throughout: a set of challenges familiar to leaders in all sectors.

About the Author

Professor Damian Hughes combines his practical and academic background within sport, organization and change psychology to work as a trusted adviser to business, education and sporting elite, specializing in the creation of high-performance cultures. He has written several successful business texts, including Liquid Thinking and How to Think Like Sir Alex Ferguson.

Introduction - i: Prologue

Section - ii: Introducing The Five Steps

Section - iii: How To Apply It?

Section - iv: Trapdoors

Unit - 1: The First Step: Simplicity

Chapter - 1: The Heart Of The Matter

Chapter - 2: The Key Information

Chapter - 3: Information Is Inspiration

Chapter - 4: Inverting The Pyramid

Chapter - 5: Ferguson Versus Moyes: The Sorcerer And The Apprentice

Chapter - 6: One Thing After Another: Cognitive Fluency

Chapter - 7: Will It Make The Boat Go Faster?

Chapter - 8: Strength In Depth

Unit - 2: The Second Step: Thinking

Chapter - 9: In The Middle Of The Muddle

Chapter - 10: The Wildebeests Of Elite Sport

Chapter - 11: Commander's Intent

Chapter - 12: The Privileges And Duties Of The King

Chapter - 13: Tripwires And Other Hazards

Chapter - 14: Brown Sweets and Red Flags

Chapter - 15: Guided Discovery

Unit - 3: The Third Step: Emotions

Chapter - 16: Feeling On Top Of The World

Chapter - 17: The Elephant And The Rider

Chapter - 18: The Storm And The T-Cup

Chapter - 19: Contain, Entertain, Explain

Chapter - 20: The Power Of Ritual

Chapter - 21: Relationship Issues

Chapter - 22: The World Smiles With You

Chapter - 23: Feeling Good

Chapter - 24: Lose Your Illusion

Chapter - 25: Fun, Fun, Fun

Chapter - 26: Curiouser and Curiouser

Chapter - 27: The Power Of Novelty

Chapter - 28: The Four Principles

Unit - 4: The Fourth Step: Practical

Chapter - 29: A Busy Man

Chapter - 30: Abstract Versus Practical, Expert Versus Novice

Chapter - 31: How To Lead Lions

Chapter - 32: Practical Science

Chapter - 33: Velcro Memory

Chapter - 34: Lessons From Louis

Chapter - 35: In Practice

Unit - 5: The Fifth Step: Stories

Chapter - 36: The Legend Of Pep Guardiola

Chapter - 37: What Stories Are For

Chapter - 38: The Virtues Of Simulation

Chapter - 39: The Doctor And The Castle

Chapter - 40: Imagination And Reality

Chapter - 41: Stories As Inspiration

Chapter - 42: Creating Future History

Chapter - 43: The Challenge Plot

Chapter - 44: The Connection Plot

Chapter - 45: The Creativity Plot

Chapter - 46: How To Structure A Story

Chapter - 47: Olympic-Standard Storytelling

Section - v: Conclusion

Acknowledgements - vi: Acknowledgements

Section - vii: Notes

Section - viii: Bibliography

ISBN: 9781509804375
ISBN-10: 1509804374
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 24th April 2018
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.4 x 12.9  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.24