So, it has been almost 2 months since I joined Pinnacle and I have really enjoyed learning from Robert , Scott and Rebecca. Apart from business I have a passion for football and through my experiences so far I have started to realise there are a few uncanny similarities and lessons you can take into the business world from the pitch!
In the business world it's a massive skill to posses but I have personally learnt this skill from the field captaining many teams. I have been a leader in my team for so many years that I cant help but take it into my job and use this skill to provide guidance and direction to clients.
I work with an amazing team on a daily basis and on the field it's the same. Every player has their own skills you have "Tom" who may hit the corners and "Jack" who is the goal scorer and in the world of business it's the same. You may have a team member who is more creative, outgoing and confident, and it's about inserting these team members where they can add the most value, but it's also important to remember that there's a skill in identifying the skills gaps in your team.
You may not like them, but you need them! Barcelona and Real Mardrid, Messi and Ronaldo without one the other would not he as successful or driven! It's the same in the marketplace. Samsung and Apple need to develop new phones and new functions to ensure they are always that one step ahead, because they know that their competitor is working just as hard as them on something to take them to a level above their competition.
Research tells us that the most successful people in the world typically work longer hours and harder than those who are less successful. For example Winston Churchill used to sleep for 4 hours to ensure he got 1 and half days of work done when the average working day is just 8 hours long. Cristiano Ronaldo is equally well known for this as stories about his insane work ethic make headlines, particularly the story Gareth Bale and Carlos Tevez have shared with the media. What does it take to be successful in both fields? Hard work and the ability to stand apart from your peers.
In conclusion I thought I'd write my first blog on the two major passions in my life and I really could go on all day, but I think this is just enough to get people thinking differently and perhaps realising there are skills and qualities you can learn from outside the workplace that can be effectively implemented in your 9-5.
If you want to talk about how Pinnacle can support you and your business to develop and ensure that your business leads from the front, stays ahead of the competition and has the right team, with the right skills, get in touch with me or via firstname.lastname@example.org .