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Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Give Hall of Fame golfer Gary Player 15 minutes and he'll try to save the world.
Ask him about his new book Don't Choke: A Champion's Guide to Winning Under Pressure and he'll recruit you into his army of revolutionists trying to change the way we live.
"One of the reasons that I wrote this book is I would like to try to help people," said Player, 74, a nine-time major winner from South Africa. "This is not for golfers only. How about a businessman? How about a mother who has to make a big decision? A granny speaking to her grandchildren."
Here is what he Gary Player has to say about why now is the right time for him to publish this book:
'Maturity. When you write a book like this in your 30s people say "what does he really know about life?" Now "this man has done something, nobody else in the world has done. He must have some common sense and reason for his success and worthwhile to listen to."'
"Mental fitness is much more important to my game. To be at this level, everyone has great physical tools. What separates winners is the mental game."
With today's difficult job market limiting employees' mobility, executives have a unique opportunity to boost the motivation and productivity of their top talent without spending lots of money. Unfortunately, many companies are missing the mark – especially when it comes to managing their emerging leaders, or "high potentials."
Here are the five biggest mistakes companies are making with high-potential talent:
1. Ignoring the view from the pipeline.
2. Treating all high potentials the same.
3. Leaving high-potentials on their own.
4. Not using high-potentials to develop others.
5. Being unclear about high-potential status.
For more, see - http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303695604575182172745155334.html?mod=dist_smartbrief