Learning from Competitive Sports
|Hi-performers in the Sports World||Hi-performers in the Corporate World|
|Active career of ~ 10 Years||Active Career of ~ 40 years|
|Train 90% & Perform 10% of the time.||Perform >90% & Train <10% of the time.|
|Training is systematic, focused, customized & precise||Training is sporadic and rarely focused or customized or precise.|
|Manage their “Energy”||Manage their “Time”|
|A planned approach to “Recover Energy”||No plan to “Recover Energy”|
|World Class nutrition, exercise, sleep & rest||Poor diet, little exercise or sleep or rest|
They then go on to suggest that leaders like you, see your high potentials, as Athletes in the Corporate World and provide the following inputs.
1. Train them systematically the way World Class Athletes are trained.
2. Encourage them to Manage their energy, not just time. Give due importance to recovering & renewing energy, too.
3. Get them to focus on all four levels of the Performance Pyramid; Physical, Emotional, Mental & Spiritual. (Remarkably similar to Lord Krishna, coaching & energizing a physically worn out, emotionally upset and mentally exhausted Arjuna in The Bhagwad Geeta)
How is your organization helping your hi-potentials train and perform as World Class Corporate Athletes? What more would you like your organization does for them?
– by Ravi Santhanam for Zeus