In The Winning Mindset, Professor Damian Hughes, the acclaimed author of Liquid Thinking and How to Think Like Sir Alex Ferguson, draws on both his lifetime experience and academic background within sport, organization and change psychology to reveal the best ways to create a winning mindset in both personal and professional life.Having worked with some of the top teams in the UK, and watched some of the best coaches in the country at work, Hughes distils the five keys principles that separate the best coaches and teams from the rest: Simplicity; Tripwires; Emotions; Practical; Stories: STEPS.The role of a sports-team leader is fascinating, complex and tough. Fantasy football leagues may convince us that success is all about buying players and selecting a team. In reality, it is about creating winning environments - recruiting, developing and nurturing talent, effectively communicating a shared vision with a diverse collection of individuals, delivering on enormous expectations from a range of stakeholders, overcoming significant challenges, handling pressure and staying focused throughout: a set of challenges familiar to leaders in all sectors.
Professor Damian Hughes combines his practical and academic background within sport, organization and change psychology to work as a trusted adviser to business, education and sporting elite, specializing in the creation of high-performance cultures. He has written several successful business texts, including Liquid Thinking and How to Think Like Sir Alex Ferguson.
Introduction - i: PrologueSection - ii: Introducing The Five StepsSection - iii: How To Apply It?Section - iv: TrapdoorsUnit - 1: The First Step: SimplicityChapter - 1: The Heart Of The MatterChapter - 2: The Key InformationChapter - 3: Information Is InspirationChapter - 4: Inverting The PyramidChapter - 5: Ferguson Versus Moyes: The Sorcerer And The ApprenticeChapter - 6: One Thing After Another: Cognitive FluencyChapter - 7: Will It Make The Boat Go Faster?Chapter - 8: Strength In DepthUnit - 2: The Second Step: ThinkingChapter - 9: In The Middle Of The MuddleChapter - 10: The Wildebeests Of Elite SportChapter - Commander's Intent: 11Chapter - 12: The Privileges And Duties Of The KingChapter - 13: Tripwires And Other HazardsChapter - 14: Brown Sweets and Red FlagsChapter - 15: Guided DiscoveryUnit - 3: The Third Step: EmotionsChapter - 16: Feeling On Top Of The WorldChapter - 17: The Elephant And The RiderChapter - 18: The Storm And The T-CupChapter - 19: Contain, Entertain, ExplainChapter - 20: The Power Of RitualChapter - 21: Relationship IssuesChapter - 22: The World Smiles With YouChapter - 23: Feeling GoodChapter - 24: Lose Your IllusionChapter - 25: Fun, Fun, FunChapter - 26: Curiouser and CuriouserChapter - 27: The Power Of NoveltyChapter - 28: The Four PrinciplesUnit - 4: The Fourth Step: PracticalChapter - 29: A Busy ManChapter - 30: Abstract Versus Practical, Expert Versus NoviceChapter - 31: How To Lead LionsChapter - 32: Practical ScienceChapter - 33: Velcro MemoryChapter - 34: Lessons From LouisChapter - 35: In PracticeUnit - 5: The Fifth Step: StoriesChapter - 36: The Legend Of Pep GuardiolaChapter - 37: What Stories Are ForChapter - 38: The Virtues Of SimulationChapter - 39: The Doctor And The CastleChapter - 40: Imagination And RealityChapter - 41: Stories As InspirationChapter - 42: Creating Future HistoryChapter - 43: The Challenge PlotChapter - 44: The Connection PlotChapter - 45: The Creativity PlotChapter - 46: How To Structure A StoryChapter - 47: Olympic-Standard StorytellingSection - v: ConclusionAcknowledgements - vi: AcknowledgementsSection - vii: NotesSection - viii: Bibliography