Executive Toughness The Mental-Training Program to Increase Your Leadership Performance

ISBN-10: 0071786783
ISBN-13: 9780071786782
Edition: 2012
Authors: Jason Selk
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List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 11/3/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Build your mental “muscles” to achieve any business goalPeople with inborn talent may be good at what they do—but only the mentally tough reach the highest plateaus in their field. And here’s the best news of all: mental toughness is something anyone can learn.Director of mental training for the St. Louis Cardinals and a top-tier executive coach, Jason Selk knows everything there is to know about developing the mental toughness required for achieving any goal in you set for yourself. In fact, the techniques he outlines in this book are the same ones he used to help the Cardinals defeat the heavily favored Detroit Tigers in the 2006 World Series.Based on the vision of legendary basketball coach John Wooden, Selk’s program is a simple as it is effective. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy. You have to put effort into your drive to success; it’s the only way to build up your mental “muscles.” So Selk provides hands-on daily exercises for breaking old, self-defeating patterns of behavior and replacing them with the kind can-do attitude and positive behavior that would make Coach Wooden proud.Executive Toughnessoutlines the three fundamentals for achieving any goal:ACCOUNTABILITY—admit to mistakes, correct them, and, most importantly, learn from themFOCUS—on your strengths, on winning, on reaching your goal . . . for only 100 seconds per dayOPTIMISM—don’t just believe you can succeed, know you can succeedExecutive Toughnesstakes you through the steps of making these critical behaviors part of your everyday routine. Practice your accountability, focus, and optimism, and you’ll be on the path to attaining your goals; make them part of your mental “DNA,” and there will be no turning back—ever.A complete regimen from a leading expert on developing the mindset for attaining goals,Executive Toughnessis your workout for ultimate success in your career and in your life.Jason Selkthe author of 10-Minute Toughness, Director of Mental Training for the St. Louis Cardinals, and an executive coach.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Mental Toughness: Potentially the Difference between Life and Death
Foundation of Mental Toughness
What You Want and You Are
Define Your Win
Determine Your Purpose and Priorities
Turn Up Your Thermostat
Heat Up Your Performance
Developing Executive Toughness Characteristic 1
Accountability: Doing What Needs to Be Done
The Process of Achievement
Goals That Really Work
Prioritizing the Priorities
Schedule It or Forget It
Accountability Through Self-Evaluation
Learn to Look in the Mirror Every Day
Developing Executing Toughness Characteristic 2
Focus: Improving Execution and Consistency
Preparation
Control Your Emotions, Control Your Performance
Script Your Way to Focus
Always Say the Right Thing
The Mental Workout
100 Seconds a Day Keeps Failure Away
Developing Executing Toughness Characteristic 3
Optimism: Overcoming All Obstacles
Relentless Solution Focus
The Ultimate Measure of Mental Toughness
Gable Discipline
Optimism Through Unremitting Action
Conclusion
The Minimum Requirements for Greatness
Notes
Index

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