In the world of golf, for professionals and amateurs alike, the mantra, “hope springs eternal” is axiomatic. Those of us who participate are consumed by the quest to conquer the unconquerable.
On the LPGA Tour, #1 Lydia Ko has changed her clubs, caddie, and coach for 2017. Bernard Langer, #1 on the Champions Tour and PGA hall of famer, at age 59 continues to tweak his game. Jordan Spieth, 2015 #1, practices relentlessly to maintain his edge on the PGA tour at the tender age of 23.
What do these highly successful golfers have in common?
- Competitive spirit
- Commitment to continuously improve
- Openness to change
- Uncompromising work ethic
- Securing a competitive advantage
The similarities to the business world are clear. The business environment is constantly changing with new products, technology, ideas and competitors.
To compete and win, business leaders are faced with the same challenges; yet inevitably, complacency sets in.
It’s not that we don’t care; however, frequently we get mesmerized by how we’ve done things in the past.
Guarding against this perspective requires constant introspection to challenge our current business strategies. The use of people, processes, and technology can never be taken for granted. Holding a pat hand is not a good bet. Everything is in transition is a healthy perspective.
If you need help assessing where you are at in your business and the realities of moving ahead give NABC a call for a free executive coaching session.
You need to