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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Review of Executive Toughness- Mental Training to Increase Leadership Performance

Executive Toughness was written by Dr. Jason Selk. The digital book delivers mental training which helps business leaders to improve their performance on the job. The principles learnt and skills developed through the training can also be applied to other areas of life.

Coaches exist for an important reason. They help talented people attain the peak of performance. I personally think that each human being is very good at doing at least one thing. Unfortunately, many people either never discover what that is, or do not receive the mentorship they need to learn how to use their gift properly.

Good leaders tend to have a set of skills that help them to be that way. However without mental toughness, they sometimes do not lead others to the heights that they could achieve. When obstacles arise with finances, relationships or in other areas of life, toughness is what helps the really exceptional people to push past those obstacles and reach their goals.

Problems will arise. Most executives can state that as fact. The people who make it to the finish line are those who are prepared to fight mentally to get there. Dr. Jason Selk has the qualifications needed to help in this area. He spent many years as a top tier executive coach and is also Director of mental training for the St. Louis Cardinals.

The guide is an excellent read and I think everyone will benefit from it. In fact, perhaps the earlier you read it is the better. His idea of “Relentless Solution Focus” shows how important it is to focus on getting a solution. Some of the concepts may be a little harder for young teens to work with but if they can, it will help them on the field, in the classroom and in all aspects of their personal life since they will learn how to hold themselves accountable.

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