On Improving Your Game
There is no doubt that we will take the necessary lessons to learn the crucial skills to Improve Our Game; golf, tennis, baseball, etc.
Or take the leaders who know there’s a “hitch in the swing” and if she or he can go into the cages for awhile, she or he can work it out.
A hitch in the swing will cause the hitter to have a slow bat and not be able to get to the ball at the correct time. When a hitter makes front foot contact, his hands should be right at his shoulder, with his elbows down 45-degree angle.
What about gaining the necessary skills to Improve Your Game in your business communication to create greater results?
Consider this as going into the cages:
At the core of business leaders’ skills lie the intellectual skills acquired from business school, training and business practice that include:
- Analytic skills and intellectual competence
- The “head” skills that allow business decision-makers to figure out “what to do” based on the facts around them.
Further out from the core intellect skills are: Perceptive and Relatedness Skills. These are the heart skills that great leaders use to figure out “how to do”.
Create the Perceptive skills through greater Intuition
- Perceptiveness – the ability (and willingness) to hear what is being said and done around you at a level beyond what is superficially presented
- Intuition – as an athlete’s training resides in the background when he or she is in action, this turns knowledge & experience into the mental equivalent of “muscle memory”
- Courage – the willingness to project yourself into the events that surround you and to act upon your convictions.
Compete your training with:
- Relatedness – is the social ability that enhances our connection to others and that is a prerequisite in business life.
- Authenticity – is the ability to project oneself into situations without fear of reserve and imbuing those around us with the confidence that they are being addressed with honesty and integrity.
- Facility – is business-situation savoir-faire – the ability to deliver what is said in a way that enhances the comfort of the audience, regardless of the content of the message.
- Spontaneity is the willingness and ability to improvise thought, message and action.
These are skills that will help you make “front foot contact” and they are coached, taught and learned.
A coach is necessary for every champion. Serena Williams has a coach.