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The 3 keys of success

Research conducted by McKinsey&Company on the success factors of women holding management positions showed that at the basis of their success there are features such as resilience, toughness and confidence. It’s not surprising because these are the basic characteristics of those who succeed in any field, including sport. Based on these features you can build great careers in business as in sport or art. Without the road will be short.

Many women’s programs focus on convening, creating, and broadening networks. While these are important investments, they are insufficient. Companies should also instill the capabilities women need to thrive. Some of the most important are resilience, grit, and confidence.

Resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties—a form of toughness. Grit is resolve, courage, and strength of character. Confidence is a level of self-assurance arising from an appreciation of your own abilities or qualities. In business settings, resilience allows us to get up after making a mistake or encountering a challenge, grit allows us to push through walls and rise above challenges, and confidence helps transform challenging experiences into greater self-assurance, not self-doubt.

In our 2012 interviews with 250 high-ranking women executives, we found that they thought the top attributes of their own success were resilience and grit, which ranked higher than more obvious factors, such as a results orientation.”

Attention is the only relevant thing in the crucial moments.

Give yourself the winning advantage we call “global fitness”.

In business, as in sport, the competitive arena is now worldwide. Technical and tactical advantages are rapidly disappearing. With deadlines tighter and pressure to perform increasing, the ability to control concentration and emotions is critical. That’s where we come in. Our performance-enhancement systems combine sport and business psychological research to give you the winning edge. When we use terms like coaching, team building, and competition, we know what we’re talking about.


Ask yourself what the best business executives have in common with elite athletes and Navy SEALS — the ability to pay attention, to avoid becoming distracted and remain focused on the task at hand. Whether you are a business executive or an athlete — you can’t perform effectively if you can’t concentrate. Mistakes break deals and lose games.



EPS has developed the most effective tool in the industry for assessing attentional and interpersonal skills enabling individuals, teams, and companies to perform better. Unlike many other programs, Enhanced Performance Systems employs a performance-based instrument — The Attentional & Interpersonal Style (TAIS) inventory — to gain crucial information useful over a wide range of applications from executive coaching to employee selection and screening.

TAIS inventory is a 144-item, performance-based, self-report inventory. Derived from the Theory of Attentional and Interpersonal Style, TAIS inventory provides a direct link between the concentration and personality characteristics measured and performance. TAIS is designed to increase the ability to understand, predict, and control behavior of highly effective individuals. It is the only inventory of its kind in the world.


It is no surprise that sports metaphors are widely used in business. Both arenas employ strategic planning, emphasize competition, and demand performance under pressure. EPS was founded by one of the country’s leading sport psychologists, Dr. Robert Nideffer. TAIS and ACT have been used to enhance the performance of some of the world’s most talented athletes and teams. Why is it an advantage to have a background in sport and coaching and an instrument that has been tested in the athletic arena? Because, unlike in business where mistakes may take years to be detected and where improvements are often measured subjectively, in sport, it’s crystal clear what works and what doesn’t. You can’t charm your way to a four-minute mile and money won’t buy you a seventy at Pebble Beach Golf Course.

For more information contact: info@ceiconsulting.it

The business of the soccer school

Today report of the newspapers laRepubblica about the Italian soccer schools.

“At the start, the ambition of all is the bluet-shirt and this feeds the business of the soccer schools: 7,189 in Italy, impressive number when compared to middle school (8 thousand) or elementary (16 thousand).  The annual fees range from € 300 to 900  and provide revenues to the schools with many zeros. Sport clubs often small, that contribute to the children training and growth. Antonio Piccolo, instructor of the school football Arci Scampia ( three fields with synthetic grass, 500 subscribers), explains: ” the boys less good do not have to burn the dreams, but neither raise false illusions. We must teach them that in life there is more: the study, work, be better citizens . They have as reference the television or the millions of Balotelli. They play because they want to have success, they re always less those who do it for fun. Instead, the football is beautiful because you share goals with a group of friends, because it gives emotions even in Excellence and Promotion championships, Sundays with friends. It is legitimate to dream, but the boys need to be protected. First of all, from mothers and fathers, who often instead seek redemption of their lives through the children. Then from some people that roam the fields : Fifa agents are all here, all approaching the parents, all are talent scouts. In a neighborhood like ours, we have an extra duty. ”

The academies are divided into three levels of quality. 73% are basic centers. To get the status of a football school “recognized” need qualified coaches, a doctor, adequate facilities (24% of the total). Higher still are the football schools “specialized” (232,  3% ) have agreements with school institutions and a psychologist who meets parents, coaches and managers. Says professor Alberto Cei , sports psychologist: ” The biggest challenge for the clubs is to manage the parents. As long as the children 8-9 years they are quiet. Then, there is growing anxiety to have in house the new Totti and even the grandparents begin to complain.  They protest if their boys is playing in a mixed team, with the girls, they think ‘why to me?” Meetings with the psychologist are useful to build a positive atmosphere, to raise the quality of teaching .”

The new scandals on doping in track and field

Business and track and field are the same rules: it’s not only sufficient to be the fastest, you need to have ethic behaviors. The last doping cases teach us, read more on http://huff.to/12VdYSC