In the Zone: Achieving Optimal Performance in Business-As in Sports

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Like a runner hitting stride or an athlete on a winning streak, there are times when everything falls into place. The feeling of being totally lucid and completely in control means you're "in the zone".This compelling playbook for success reveals how the nation's most effective coaches, athletes, and teams use mental techniques to reach an optimal performance level -- and stay there. In the Zone explains how to use sports superstars' methods to meet personal goals and achieve and maintain maximum results in the business world. Readers will learn how to deal with aggressive competition, eliminate self-doubt, recover from professional setbacks, prepare for contract negotiations, develop presentations, and become a team leader.

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Popular management literature is replete with analogies to sports and competition, but Perry and Jamison go for the gold. Perry is founder and president of a company that conducts "adventure training" seminars to foster corporate teambuilding; Jamison is a journalist and coauthor of Winning Ugly: Mental Warfare in Tennis (1993). The "zone" used here is a commonly referred to sports phenomenon--a state of peak performance that is more mental than physical--and the authors argue that those in business can also enter the zone to achieve success. In a section titled "The Opponent," they identify mental management techniques to overcome "performance-inhibiting thought processes," and in a section called "Your Team," they examine the internal resources all individuals possess but tend to neglect over time. Finally, in "Your Game Plan," they lay out steps (ritualize, visualize, optimize, and capitalize) to take to attain the zone. David Rouse

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Perry, J. Mitchell, Jamison, Steve
Published by Contemporary Books (1997)
ISBN 10: 0809231956 ISBN 13: 9780809231959
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