Between an exciting football World Cup and an equally thrilling Wimbledon, it’s been an excellent summer of sport so far. And the elite performers we’ve seen have plenty to teach to anyone who aspires to being at the very top of their game – whatever that game may be.
When we learn to drive, an instructor explains that there’s a blind spot we need to check to so that we navigate the roads safely and successfully. But when learning to be a leader – because all leaders must acquire the skill of successful leadership – people aren’t always told that they have leadership blind spots. These blind spots prevent leaders from achieving their potential – and if not dealt with, can be a significant risk to business success.
People have goals and desires, and they become deeply attached to that result and attaining it. The mind becomes so attached that it creates a stress response, and their thoughts and emotions start to run the game, creating an internal turbulence.
Summertime is here filled with holidays. We have just had a long weekend in the Bahamas and upon starting back in the office I took a morning walk on a local beach. To my surprise, I saw the aftermath of people partying the night before. They had left their garbage behind them, polluting the land and sea.
The mind is made up of conscious and unconscious thinking, and its momentum is huge. It likes to stay in charge, to control situations, circumstances, and people, and run the game of life.