During the 2016 Olympic Games records for speed, distance, endurance, accuracy and many other measurements will be broken. During day two new swimming records were set by a few athletes, including Adam Peaty who broke the world record he held for 100-meter breaststroke.
Breaking Olympic or world records for any sport doesn’t come easy. It takes work, focus, dedication, discipline and training.
Think about your business. What are you measuring and how many records have you broken lately?
More importantly, what records have you not broken lately? … Why?… What can you do about it?
As someone else once said, what gets measured, gets done … and I say, if it isn’t getting done and you’re not doing anything about it, then you are not providing the leadership expected of you.
2016 Olympic Games Leadership Lesson #2: Challenge your team to work towards breaking performance records in an area you need most improvement in. Have them focus on, and be dedicated to the improvement you’re looking for. Provide them with the resources and training to accomplish the goal of breaking previous records.