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20 ways to win in business

Former Olympic champion, politician and businessman Sebastian Coe shares the secrets of his success and provides his tips on leadership skills (from an article in the Daily Telegraph in 2009 – I wonder if he would add to this, now, after his experience of running the Olympics?)

I am often asked what motivates me to succeed, and how I apply the skills I learned as a runner to my roles in politics and business. The answers to the first question are a passion for the job in hand and a wish to be the best I can be; the answer to the second is that I apply them daily.

There are common traits to successful leaders in any field: imagination, tenacity, the ability to listen, intuition and intelligence. Equally important is the ability to focus and stay on track for as long as it takes, self-management, an element of charisma, a degree of talent and sheer personal courage.

Sports people at the top of their game tend, like entrepreneurs, to have something of a frontier mentality. They are bold and they are prepared to embrace new ideas. Those with a winning mentality are often more prepared to listen to criticism and do things in a new way. It can take courage to set yourself apart from the crowd. Choosing to do things differently can be mistaken for arrogance but, in reality, taking a new approach is often born simply of a compulsion to keep driving forwards.

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London 2012 Limited Edition Mini's unique tribute to Team GB

Fresh from recording all 205 National Anthems to be played at this summer’s games, the London Philharmonic Orchestra has teamed up with MINI for one more performance. All stand please for conductor Gareth Newman and the London 2012 Limited Edition MINI’s unique tribute to Team GB.

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Olympic Torch in Bradford on Avon on 22/5

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Olympic Flame in BoA 22 May 2012
on Tuesday at 1427 or thereabouts.  I hadn’t realised the number
of sponsor-mobiles that accompany the runner, not to mention
the police and the council officials out on the streets.
Quite an operation.

 

But well done to John Potter, Mayor of Bradford and his team for inviting the Flame to Bradford.

Picture courtesy of Jonelle Daniels, from Iford (mine was rubbish!)