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High performers are disciplined, focused, systematic and agile.

What does it mean to be a high performing employee? What if we all had an athlete’s mindset at work? Today Janet closes this series about defining high performance by discussing the final 8 personality traits of high-performing athletes from the Sports Management Degree Guide. Ultimately, it takes hard work and commitment to grow ourselves to be the best we can be. Do you see that commitment on your team?

This episode answers questions such as:

  • What can athletes teach us about productivity?
  • Why is a strong sense of focus necessary for high performance?
  • What factor is usually the difference between winning and losing?

Featured Episode Resources

20 DISTINGUISHING PERSONALITY TRAITS OF HIGH PERFORMING ATHLETES

Scientists and sports psychologists haven’t yet concluded just how much of an athlete’s success is talent and ability, and how much is psychological. And yet, there doesn’t seem to be an athlete or coach on Earth who would argue that the latter is unimportant.

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SE | THE IMPROVEMENT MATURITY MODEL TO PURSUE EXCELLENCE

What is organizational excellence? To answer this question, we’ve developed a five-stage model to help leaders and teams visualize their excellence journey. The Improvement Maturity Model acts as a roadmap to give organizations a process to attain a culture of excellence.

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9P | THE IMPACT OF ONE

Pause. Name one person who consistently makes a positive impact in your organization. What is the impact? Why does it matter? An organization is just a bunch of individuals working together for a common purpose. The impact of one can mean the difference between organizational mediocrity and excellence.

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9P | SKILL VS. WILL

The first step in supporting low performance is to assess if the low performance is a result of low skill or low will. This requires observation, and even documentation, related to the lack of task or job performance. High performers expect leaders to deal with low performers and high performers will exit the organization if poor performance is not addressed and corrected.

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Connect with Coaches and Guests

The challenges over the last year may have kept us at a physical distance, but we are here with you and we have other ways for you to connect with your leadership community. Our listeners can engage with our coaches and expert guests every week at virtual roundtable discussions and at our upcoming conferences.

Explore our upcoming events:

july 2022

27julAll Day28Destination High PerformanceOrganizational Excellence

october 2022

27octAll Day28What's Right in Education 202211th Annual Education Leadership Conference

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