“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you have not found it yet, keep looking. Do not settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”
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Careers at eta ~ Head Coach at Ignite Fitness (Tyler Herbert)
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Surviving to Thriving – Mental Toughness (Steve Harris)
Chapter 4. Concentration
“Concentration is a fine antidote to anxiety.” JACK NICKLAUS
A leader focuses the attention of team members on the direction of the organisation, the key results areas, the important things they need to pay attention to, how they are doing, and how they can improve. They do this by; formulating and publishing a clear plan of where the organisation or team needs to go; they implement changes that will herald new value; they hold forums to discuss future challenges and changes; they have an enticing reward system; and conduct performance appraisals.
I find evidence of the above in most organisations. Yet still come across the following concerns expressed by team members. “We don’t know where the organisation is going; They don’t communicate with us”; “They keep changing the way we operate without consulting us”; “They don’t reward us enough”; “I am not sure what my future is in this place.”
Why are these assertions made when there is adequate evidence that processes exist to address them? Is our concentration distracted by the ‘noise’ in our lives? Have we become deaf to the messaging designed to keep us aware of what is going on? Or do we default to an instinctive, blaming mind-set where the usual suspect is management or head office?
Statistics reveal that 80% of mountaineering deaths occur on the way down. Could climbers, lose concentration because they have achieved their goal of ascent, become complacent, and mistakes creep into their descent?
A definition of concentration
You identify what you are passionate about and develop conditional optimism through planning, preparation, and implementation.
Key points on concentration
• You let rationality and planning combine with instincts to guide you.
• You apply leadership to your life, and then you manage your time.
• You include your wellbeing in your planning.
• You gain stakeholder support for your plan.
• You adapt your personal plans according to the influences of the organisational plan.
• You don’t sleepwalk through your life and miss the signs of the future.
• You participate fully in performance feedback.
• You use deliberate practice to put your plans into action.
Your concentration mantra is I must develop energy reserves and eliminate energy leaks.
Interview with Hope August (Academic Manager)
A series showcasing eta Staff and their experience during lockdown.