Executive retreats: sailing for performance in a volatile world
It is hard to deny that today’s world can be destabilising and sometimes hard to grasp, personally and professionally. Setbacks can come thick and fast and a sense of helplessness and loneliness can easily emerge, when the tide is turning at the wrong moment or hard work doesn’t pay off.
In this constantly changing environment, offering little in the way of certainty and stability , a lot of resilience and a strong sense of purpose are required to weather storms and get where one wants to be. However, these essential qualities can be easily undermined when people work against each other instead of supporting each other, in good times, or worse, through difficulties.
In companies, where reward systems and internal politics can lead to behaviours which will not ensure that they get the best out of their people, the collective dimension of performance, or of resilience in the face of challenges, is often underestimated.
Corporate organisations are more like sports teams than they dare to think. This realisation constitutes the basis for innovative performance enhancement strategies.
Growing the mindset, attitudes and behaviours making top sports teams and their members thrive in challenging conditions, overcome adversity, develop a winning game vista can make a huge difference for business performance and staff self-appreciation for their role in these achievements.
From all the collective sports, the one discipline offering most similiraties with the competitive landscape and challenges faced by businesses today is offshore sailing races: lots of unpredictability, multiple opponents vying for the same goal, huge criticality of teamwork for success.
Hence, injecting performance ingredients from sailing teams into corporate organisations and preparing their teams to overcome difficult situations, by adopting similar approaches to decision-making, risk management and team efficiency is a powerful vehicle to boost individual and collective excellence. Suddenly, rounding that Cape Horn doesn’t seem that daunting any more.
ALL4ONE consulting proposes immersions into the world of Formula 1 sailing and performance coaching to corporations who want their teams to adopt the “offshore racing” competitive mindset to enhance teamspirit, their appetite to take on challenges and their sense of achievement.
Get on board one of our trainings or seminars and round your very own Cape Horn!
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