Takeaways From These Events to Empower Your Business.
Sunday was a big day in both sports and entertainment; the Daytona 500 NASCAR race ran again and The Oscars were handed out to the best and brightest in motion pictures. Despite the craziness that occurred with the Oscars’ Best Picture mix up, both events were really about a gathering of individuals at the peak of their performance, celebrating the results of years of perfecting their craft.
At first consideration, it might not seem like race car drivers and movie stars have all that much in common in terms of their daily routines, but they actually do. Successful individuals in all arenas share behaviors that enable them to rise to the top of their game and find themselves in the winners’ circle.
Utilizing the Shadowmatch Behavioral Benchmarking process, we have had the opportunity to measure the behaviors of professional athletes and performing artists. It turns out that people who are the most successful in these sorts of high-profile careers do share some common behavioral habits consistently:
- Responsiveness – quickly reacting and adjusting to changing conditions
- Simplification – breaking down long, difficult endeavors into manageable segments
- Self-confidence – the belief that they can “succeed” no matter what the competition
- Resilience – let’s face it, drivers and actors will lose a lot more than they will win over the span of their careers
- Discipline – utilizing systematic mental and physical routines
Habits, more than personality, ultimately drive success. Personality varies greatly from one top racecar driver to another and from one top actor to another. Some are brash, some are reserved. Some are braggarts, some are humble. But to be at the top of their game, each enacts many of the same disciplines and routines.
Consider your own teams and colleagues. It might seem easy to peg which ones are the high-profile racecar drivers and movie stars, and which are the pit crew and behind-the-scenes doers. But do you know the core behaviors that each employs to do their job, and whether those behaviors help or hinder the common goals? Having your team participate in the Shadowmatch program could greatly benefit your organization by identifying which behaviors and habits should be capitalized on (and which should be altered) in order to achieve both individual and collective success.
We can work together to have your team reach greatness like Kurt Busch and Emma Stone.